I filed for full custody of 2 of my children. I was awarded guardianship of my oldest in a previous case. So here's the thing. After mediation I saw in the report that my juvenile record was brought up under my background check. I was a teenager acting out and destroyed some property ( parents front door ) and came up dirty for marijuana a few times. Now here is another twist. This was over 13 years ago that I was last arrested. I wass only brought up on misdemeanors. When I got off probation the judge expunged my record due to me wanting to join the military ( the expunged record was still found by the Army, didn't hold me back from my 8 years though! Hooah! ) So how did the mediator find these things and furthermore how long can these things be held against me? If I can be cleared to work with children with developmental disabilities shouldn't that of held me back from that?
Google "Livescan" and then submit to one to get your full criminal history. It takes about two weeks and costs $45. You can also go to the DOJ website and order your history.
You can have your juvenile record sealed. It requires an application to the court and a finding of good case by the judge. Under the circumstances described above, it appears you may qualify. This is different than an expungement, and may prevent the incidents from appearing on a background check.
I answered your question because I'm a nice guy and I like to help people. This does not create an attorney- client relationship. My answers are based upon the limited information you provided. Most situations are far more complex. Good luck.
Family court is a no-holds-barred form where nothing is sacred. The judge can consider anything that he believes is "in the best interests of the child." In this day and age, there are no secrets. A good PI can find out anything if you pay him enough.
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