I have a daughter that I haven't seen in 8 years. Her mother married a great guy and has carried on. My daughter and I have gotten back in touch and have been patching things up and her mother and I have been getting along. My daughter's stepdad wants to adopt her and my daughter has on... Read more »
I do not want my son to have any contact with him due to the way he has treated me for the 10 years we were married, and even now after the divorce. I don't want my son to see that anymore. He never adopted him. I am remarried and my husband wants to adopt my son. I currently have sole... Read more »
More information is needed, including as relates to when you separated, how long you have been divorced, if there are any orders in place regarding your son and ex-husband, and how long it's been since your son has been in his care. If your son has not been in his care for the last 6 months...Read more »
I am almost done adopting my daughter. Her biological father has signed off on everything, but the court sent back a decline to set an adoption hearing due to a defective affidavit of abandonment. (lists wrong child)
The issue is her bio father did not abandon. Why do I even need to do this... Read more »
If you do not want to get a lawyer, then it is your responsibility to make sure you are doing it correctly. The judge is not allowed to discuss the case with you except in formal court proceedings. His assistant is not permitted to give you legal advice.Adoptions are very complicated and proper...Read more »
My sister, who is a U.S. citizen passed away, and custody was granted to dad by default. He was deported, and then my nephew was sent to live with him in Mexico. I haven't spoken to him since the day before he left for Mexico, and the father is ignoring everyone in the family trying to contact... Read more »
Unfortunately, under Colorado law, you likely do not have what's called "standing," meaning the legal right to seek custody of the child, given that he is in the care of a parent. Grandparents or great grandparents could potentially seek grandparent visitation, but aunts and uncles...Read more »
He told me an attorney told him he can take the kids whenever ha wants without my consent and can go to court to get them back. I adopted them almost 7 years ago after parental rights were involuntarily terminated.
If the father's rights were terminated, he has no rights to child and certainly does not have any right to take the child without permission. This is simple kidnapping/child abduction. Call the police--mention that his rights were terminated (see if you can get the case number of the...Read more »
If there is an ongoing CPS case, the mother's rights could be terminated in that case. If not an ongoing CPS case, mother being gone for 5 years would be a basis to terminate rights as part of an adoption.
Yes, you can sue the shelter for fraudulent misrepresentation of the health of the animal. Sometimes, however, some shelters have waivers of liability in their adoption contracts - so you need to check your adoption contract. If, however, the illness was so obvious that they should have known about...Read more »
A requirement of the US Constitution is the release of court information to the public. If you requested a sealed record or the judge withheld information (e.g. you were a minor) there is an argument that some the information should not be disclosed. That said, the ability to effectuate a take-down...Read more »
is trying to get child support for her from my husband who was paying child support for 4 kids but now just her. The foster mom wants him to pay what he was paying for 4 children to her for just one child which leaves him penniless. He also pays half his pay to his ex wife for alimony and the... Read more »
Your husband is liable to provide support for his child. The amount should be set per the child support guidelines, depending on the respective incomes of the parties, and the umber of children involved (probably just 1). His maintenance obligation o his ex-wife may be modifiable, depending on what...Read more »
Provoked by the guy. At the time animal control came I had nobody else who could quarantine her for 10 days. I had to sign her over to them to take her away then up for adoption. I was not in the right state of mind. Is there anything I can do to get her back and can I press charges against this... Read more »
Only a judge can decide. Criminal charges/convictions may lower your chances, they do not foreclose the possibility of assuming temporary custodianship if you want the children. The key issue is whether you have unserved jail time. If you have any unknown or unserved jail time, you will not qualify...Read more »
The only person that would be willing to take care of me is my mother's ex boyfriend. Ive tried contacting relatives but they turned me away. My mother tells them that im all these things that im really not. Please, is there any way you could help?
You can contact CPS (Child Protective Services). Be aware the abuse must be significant. Also, if abuse is found and you are removed, but no family member will take you in, you would be placed in foster case.
When my husband adopted his stepson, his name replaced the birth father's name on the child's birth certificate. Why won't my name replace the birth mother's name when I adopt my 18 year old stepdaughter?
There is a difference between child adoptions (which does replace the birth parents) and adult adoptions (which does not replace the birth parents). If you proceed with an adult adoption you will receive a certificate from the court and a document from the county recorder. It will look a lot like a...Read more »
Even though my stepdaughter is 18 but still in high school, do I have to send a copy of my petition to the birth mother? She hasn't talked to or seen the birth mother in 4 years and wants me to adopt her before she gradutes. Can I do that w/o notifying the birth mother? I'm afraid that... Read more »
I don't feel it is safe for my girlfriend to live in her current home and It was brought up that she wanted to live with me when I got an apartment or home. Would it be possible to legally have her live with me or will there be problems with it?
While the is no problem with an adult (over 18) leaving home, there are concerns with a minor leaving home. The real issue for the minor is that parental consent would be required for her to leave. Even then, it would likely be in all parties' interests to continue to formally list the...Read more »
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