If you are adopting the children you should have sole custody at the end of the adoption. Adoptions, while very joyful, require particular attention to detail. We would love to assist you in your adoption journey. Please call us at 770-723-7211 to schedule time to discuss your situation further.
The terms of the adoption should have been clear in writing from the start. If you feel they are in violation you should consult with attorney right away who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with the options.
Duplicate question - Adoption issues are something that you usually can’t do on your own. It would be wise to at least consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options, as well as provide you with direction for the proper course of action to...Read more »
Adoption issues are something that you usually can’t do on your own. It would be wise to at least consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options, as well as provide you with direction for the proper course of action to take.
Are the parents consenting to the adoption? The steps to be taken will be dependent on whether or not the biological parents consent. Feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your situation.
My grandmother got custody of me when I was 7 months and (I'm 16 now). I've lived with my mom for the past three years and she always tells me I'm not going anywhere and that I can't go back and live with my grandma. I don't like being with my mom. I always hide my feelings... Read more »
In most cases they are not legal documents, they merely lay out the guidelines or plans that someone intends to follow. If you would like to make a birth plan a legal document, it would be a good idea to have an attorney help with drafting it. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558
From everything I researched the process can take 4-6 months, and I need to be out of their guardianship asap. I haven't been staying with them for the past 2 weeks, and I've been kicked out twice. I have lots of witnesses of physical abuse, and I can prove I'm mentally, financially,... Read more »
My daughter has my last name her biological father never signed the birth certificate however we did go to court for child support and for him to have visitation rights, with him not signing the birth certificate would I need his permission to have her name hyphenated? (She'll be 11 this year)
Given a cat for Christmas almost 4 years ago cat was adopted in GA but person who adopted her from the shelter was an Alabama resident. He adopted her (official papers) and unofficially gave her to me as a Christmas gift, Times have changed and he wants the cat back. I have receipts where I’ve... Read more »
Going off of the facts that you have provided, it sounds as though the cat is yours. I would recommend holding on to the receipts for care that you mention, just in case he wanted to take this to court to try and get the cat back. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. This is not an appellate law matter; it is a health matter that needs timely attention. Have them move you or repair the problem if those are the immediately available options. You could sort other issues out after...Read more »
My aunt doesn’t want to let me leave at the moment. However, leaving with my god grandmother will personally be better for me in terms of happiness and my mental health along with my emotional health. According to my mother my aunt has temporary custody as well. My god grandmother is willing to... Read more »
There will have to be a modification in custody, and this is filed in court. It is unclear if your aunt has legal, temporary custody of you or if she was given temporary custody with your mother’s permission. For these reasons, it is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the...Read more »
I’m sorry for your loss! That is absolutely abhorrent what your ex did.
In Colorado, once a shelter has a dog for 5 days and the dog goes unclaimed during that period, the shelter legally owns the dog. That’s set out my Colorado regulation. You might want to check if that is also the...Read more »
He went into the hospital. Got sick and they called on the phone and told them they were the biological children. He wanted me to be over his medical.The hospital said they have authority of him. That what he wants is irrelevant. Is this true .he has a trach, is on vent,and they are transferring... Read more »
It is unfortunate to hear about your brother’s illness. The answer to your question depends on whether his rights as a parent were terminated and the children were officially (legally) adopted by the stepfather. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your...Read more »
Hello, my husband would like to adopt my son. We’ve been together 4 years and my son’s biological father had his parental rights terminated in 2014. Do we need to hire a lawyer or is it possible to file the paperwork with the court ourselves?
It is possible to file the paperwork yourselves, but that is not advisable. There are a number of procedures that you will need to be familiar with in order to efficiently complete your step-parent adoption. I highly recommend that you hire an attorney to complete this for you.
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