OAKLAND — The family lawyer of a 13-year-old Northern California girl declared brain-dead after having surgery to remove her tonsils is asking a hospital not to take her off life support during the holidays.

Attorney Christopher Dolan said Thursday that Jahi McMath's family will meet with officials at Oakland Children's Hospital to ask they refrain from removing her from life support until after Christmas.

Dolan said if the hospital doesn't agree, the family will likely seek an injunction or court order instead.

The teenager went into cardiac arrest and died before being brought back by hospital staff last week after she had a tonsillectomy to help with her sleep apnea.

The hospital has agreed to keep her on life support after the family served it a cease-and-desist order Tuesday.