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Legal Matters

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  1. Was it a legal matter of her own or of her parents'? For example, was it a divorce or a custody battle? Was she accused of committing a crime or was she the victim of a crime? How did the situation come about?

  2. Was she old enough to understand what was happening? Did anyone try to explain it to her?

  3. Did she have to go to court? If so, what was the outcome? What was it like in court? Was she scared? Describe the experience. Who represented her?

  4. Were the police involved? If so, what was their role? Was an arrest made?

  5. If she committed a crime, was she sentenced? Did she have to pay a fine, do community service, or spend time in juvenile hall or jail? What was the reaction of her parents or guardians when they were notified? Were they surprised, angry, or disappointed?

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