My sons biological father hasn't been in the picture for 10 months now, & even when he was in the picture it was barely. My current boyfriend & I have been together since I was 5 months pregnant and he supports my son mentally, emotionally, & financially. The biological father has... Read more »
Check with local child services about what to do. You must file with the probate court to be appointed guardian. Check with your local probate court, but you will probably need an attorney to assist you with that. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a probate attorney that does guardianship.
She is 13, a neighbor of mine. She has told me that her father pins her against the wall and smacks her face and that he and her mother beat her with a belt, not stopping until she cries. She has told church officials, family, and teachers but the situation persists. I want to help her, her mother... Read more »
Nobody is going to take her to jail. What firsthand knowledge do you have of her abuse? Did you witness it? Can't you go to CPS with her to file the report? Have church, family, and school already tried that? Does she have siblings that also are abused or can go with her to CPS with you...Read more »
She has been in trouble before and I don't trust that she won't cause trouble again. Is there a way to give legal responsibility to the family who has talked her in to this? She is adopted and I am a single parent. My ex-husband does not visit or help with the kids.
Yes, there is a legal process for that. But since she will soon be 18, it might not be worth going through the legal process and the expense. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney to review all the facts and advise you.
Take her with you where? To a different state? Where is he and where are you - PA or OH? Is he ex-husband from a divorce, or ex-boyfriend? Is there a parenting agreement or custody order from a court - from which state? If so, what does it say about custody and moving? If there are good...Read more »
He cannot adopt them if you are not married to him. If you marry him, and if the father agrees, he can adopt them, but then the child support will stop. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and consult a local family law attorney.
The dominate reason is because I have been sick since the day after Christmas and still haven't yet been able to relax to get better, I constantly lock myself away from the family in my room, I am currently having to go to court for "failure to clean my room up to my parents... Read more »
Please talk to a school counselor or other trusted adult. If your parents already have you going to court, they could have you put back into the system if you leave. Or they could just let you leave and say nothing to anyone.
I have a steady job. I pay insurance and car and phone payments and I have kept a 3.8 GPA and been taking college courses since my freshman year but I have been severely abused by my mother until I was put under a restraining order last year. My father treats me like I am nothing to him and he... Read more »
Talk to a school counselor, someone at church, or other trusted adults about your situation. Your adoptive father has legal responsibility for you, and you could get in trouble if you leave and he reported you. When you are 18, you are legally an adult and can make your own decisions....Read more »
We have had my neice since she has been 4 months old CSPS terminated the order and gave us full custody on 3/21/13 through juvenile court we would like to adopt no visitations from parents in 3 years no court order for visitations she will be 5 in September what do we need to do
It sounds like you have done everything right to this point. In order to adopt, you need to have legal custody for at least a year in most counties. I strongly recommend that you contact an attorney who practices juvenile/probate law in your county. The next steps will require that you file in...Read more »
I had my children taken away from me 14 years ago and my parental rights terminated. Children Services lied when they told the judge that I didn't do anything in my case plan. I had 8 witnesses plus paperwork to prove that I did everything, but my court appointed attorney wouldn't call... Read more »
We are engaged and I am sterile. We would like to impregnate a friend and then she would like to revoke all parental rights to him upon birth and then I will co-adopt the child. When could I adopt the child and do you see any legal hurdles to this?
These are not just basic legal question but entail much knowledge and having done research into local cases. Your best bet is to get to a local adoption attorney about these questions that you have. The attorney will be able to have a full discussion with you.
She then married the birth father but kept the girl's last name as her maiden name. She has swindled my wife out of thousands of dollars when their parents passed. Just want to know if you can search for the father of the adopted girl and marry him.
It will certainly be easier if you use a lawyer, but as long as this is a mutually desired thing and no one is objecting, you can probably get it done yourselves. The prospective adoptive parent needs to file a petition in domestic relations court. Also, if money is a concern, call your local legal...Read more »
I want to take my brothers last name, hes 23, im 21. Haven't had any communication with my real parents and his parents have a different last name then his. He's like a brother and a father and is it poasible to get adopted by him?
Probably not. If the adoption has been finalized and there was no fraud or duress involved and the adoptive parents have a stable, safe home environment, there is little chance of having the child returned to your custody unless they agree to do so.
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