Can I get a lawyer to do my own case? Will I have to pay the fee of the lawyer or will my parents have to pay for it?
Answer: If you need help, your mother can hire an attorney. But if she hires one without checking with you first, that could be considered child abuse and a crime—even though he’s just seeking legal advice from his client. You may not have had a clear understanding of what was going on in this situation when it happened, but now that you are old enough, finding out how your parent(s) handled this incident is important so that next time something like this happens again (and there will be another next time), you can make informed choices about whether or not to allow an attorney into your life.