Good afternoon. As a general rule, Puerto Rico courts procure that guardians of orphaned minors reside within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; unless no other alternative guardians are available to care for the minor. A custody case requires that close kin be present at the...Read more »
bio dad is not around hasnt been in over three years. i have two other children with my current husband.i dont think bio dad will try to stop it but i cant get ahold of him to sign his rights over im in indiana
You can get sample forms from the clerk, or possibly even at your county's website. Without the biological dad around to consent, there are things that need to be addressed with the court in order for this to have a chance at working. This is a scenario that can get very complicated very...Read more »
My girlfriend is pregnant with my child.. She plans to go back to her husband because she is still holding a conditional green card. She wants to put her husband's name on my child. I refuse to have my daughter carry the name of a wife beater.
Okay he’s 20 And I’m in the dhs system but live with my grandma I want to know if there is anyway I can get consent from the person I’m staying with and a price of paper signed and legalized to state we are allowed to date and get rule and boundary so we don’t get into trouble we are not... Read more »
My child's dad hasn't seen him since Father's day and has talked to him 3 times since then over facetime. He was talking about moving so I brought up to my boyfriend about adopting my child. My child loves him like a dad and my boyfriend loves him like his own. We also are having a... Read more »
Adoption law is a specialized area of law and, unless you are familiar with it, a lot can go wrong. And if one thing isn't done right, the whole adoption can fall apart. Therefore, it's important that you have an attorney who knows how to handle adoptions. Good luck, and...Read more »
I have been married to my stepdaughter's mother for 5 years. My stepdaughter has lived with her mom, myself, and her younger half-sister (my bio-daughter) that entire time. Her bio dad lives 1300 miles away and sees her 2 times a year, however, he does facetime 3-4 times a week. My... Read more »
There is a presumption that biological parents have a superior right to their children over anyone else. You would have to file for custody and show the court why it is in the best interest of the child that the court ignore that presumption in favor of you.
I live in Louisiana but my parents live in Alabama. I'm 22. I am an orphan; my mom died in 2011, my dad in 2016. My stepmom took care of me until I turned 18 and a few months thereafter; then, I moved in with the people I now call my parents. They are extended family, but I've asked them... Read more »
If the judge took your rights from you via a Termination of Parental Rights proceeding, there is no need for you to sign any adoption paperwork. You are no longer the parent when the judge takes your rights away.
my daughters biological dad is not on the birth certificate. he was not at the birth & wants nothing to do with my daughter. (i have messages & voice recordings to prove it). In her four years of life he has not once met her or tried to meet her. he has completely abonded her. my husband... Read more »
Technically, if the adoption is not final before you divorce then it will become an issue, as the statute does not allow two single people to adopt the same child. It can be one person or one married couple. If you get divorced after the adoption is final then you will have custody questions just...Read more »
First, I am not a Texas attorney. That being said, generally there is no evidence presented at the appellate level. The case proceeds from a final judgment of the trial court and whatever evidence was presented there.
It would depend on the facts of your case. Was the custody order out of a juvenile case? Were the parents awarded any visitation? Have they been visiting with your granddaughter? Have they been paying you child support? If the parents haven't had any relationship with your granddaughter...Read more »
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