9 & 11 years can my husband adopt them?
answered on Mar 21, 2023
Great news! If you've been married for over six months, your husband has the opportunity to adopt your children. Although the biological fathers are entitled to notice, a skilled and creative attorney can assist in securing their consent, making the process smooth and stress-free. The judge... Read more »
The person that is listed on the birth certificate has not been in her life for 6 years, no contact, no child support nothing. How do I go ahead and file this?
answered on Jun 7, 2022
Adoptions are usually complicated. You will need to hire a competent attorney and have all the contact information for all interested parties. Your case probably involves termination of parental rights.
The bondsman has came to cols on several occasions to arrest me. I tried to reschedule and they would not let me at that time. What should I do?
answered on Apr 11, 2022
Yes they are allowed to and I would turn yourself in as quickly as possible.
His mom goes months without talking to him. He is 2yrs old and a type 1 diabetic. I take care of him 98% of the time.
answered on Dec 9, 2021
Hi, if the biological parents of the child have left the child with you for an extended period of time, you can petition the court for emergency protective custody on the basis that the child is dependent and neglected.
His wife wants to adopt my son he's 16 year old n she's saying I can go to jail for abandonment n other charges if I don't sign the adoption papers
answered on Aug 15, 2021
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.
I am the maternal grandmother of two boys. I gained custody in 12/2016 due to drug problems. Father has been in and out of jail for several years. Mother recently completed rehab and has legal issues due to drugs. I have not let the father have contact due to all the issues he has had in the... Read more »
answered on Jul 15, 2021
Usually it takes a home study if non-relative adoption. In this case, you may be able to ask the court for an adoption and waive the home study. If both biological parents do not agree to the adoption, then you will have to do a termination of parental rights along with the adoption. There are... Read more »
I would like to know for genealogy purposes.
answered on Nov 4, 2020
There are Statutes involving the unsealing of sealed records. It will take a Chancery Suit. I doubt you will want to go to such expense and trouble in this case, and it might be denied.
i was lied to about everything from the beginning! first medical purposes only then I got a letter in the mail saying that I owed child support weeks and weeks later when the ones helping me with the child told me the reason they were offering me their help was because they could afford it and they... Read more »
answered on Oct 29, 2020
The law presumes people understand and read what they signed. Otherwise it would be really hard to enforce contracts. All someone would have to say is "I didn't understand" or "I didn't read."
On the other hand if you have a mental disability that would... Read more »
Around the end of May, my boyfriend’s sister brought a dog to live with us. We said the dog could stay for 2-3 days, but she told us it would be until she moves out without even asking us. She has only paid for 1 vet visit (that I paid part of) and the very beginning essentials. Since then, she... Read more »
answered on Jul 20, 2020
Vet records usually are not considered ownership documents in and of themselves. Purchase or adoption paperwork are #1; microchip or registration records are usually #2; then vet records at looked at. So, it's hard to answer your question. That said, since you know she is the original owner,... Read more »
answered on Jun 15, 2020
There are many ways to find an attorney. Justia has a find a lawyer feature at the top of each page. Additionally you could try Google or other online lawyer listings. Good luck.
I was married to her mother and divorced her in 1998. I live in Georgia and would like to legally adopt her.
answered on May 11, 2020
You need a competent Georgia Attorney to file the Adoption Suit. Your prospective Daughter should come to Georgia for the Hearing. Since she is an Adult, there is really no possible way to contest it if she wants that. I recommend Georgia because when you die, the place you die at will control... Read more »
An animal rescue is trying to rescind an adoption and obtain a warrant to take back my puppy stating I am hoarding animals due to a dog fight on my property (5 cats & 5 dogs). I got rid of the vicious dog (foster - 6th dog) and the puppy was nowhere near the fight; kept apart from all others on... Read more »
answered on May 4, 2020
I recommend you consult with an attorney. In general, anyone that has a contract in Tennessee could sue the other party for breach of contract allegations. Whether there was in fact a breach is a question of fact that would be determined by the Jury (if a jury trial) if the case proceeds to trial.... Read more »
A termination of parental rights was signed thru an agency before baby was born, upon realizing the child was his he has changed his mind and wants to father the child. He was not present when the birth certificate was signed. Mother can still revoke decision until 23rd but would rather not
answered on Mar 20, 2020
He needs to register with the putative father registry. Information can be found at
He also needs to retain a seasoned local family law attorney, like yesterday.
The children were taken to TN supoosed to be temporary for their fathers funeral but their older brother from a previous relationship from their father, is trying to keep them and get full custody . I signed a custody agreement that the grandfather made himself and had notarize that they will be... Read more »
answered on Mar 12, 2020
You need to hire an experienced family law attorney from around Nashville. There are several issues presented in your question that you most likely cannot address without legal representation. I suspect a dependency and neglect petition has been filed against you. The burden of proof is high,... Read more »
If a father voluntarily terminated his rights after being asked by the mother claiming her current husband is wanting todo a step parent adoption then she never does the adoption then the father is left to pay child support is there away to Address the child support court with this matter to stop... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2020
I gather from your question that you were asked to sign over your parental rights for a prospective stepparent adoption and termination of parental rights case. It is not the mother who files the petition, but the stepparent. If the petition was never filed and granted, then you are still on the... Read more »
My 11 year olds biological farther signed a paper when I was 5 months pregnant with her that stated he did not want any prenatal rights my now husband wants to adopt her do I have to contact her farther in order for this to happen he has never seen her nor does he want to
answered on Oct 14, 2019
You should consult with a local adoption attorney to discuss your rights and responsibilities. The biological father will need to be served with papers if his parental rights haven't already been terminated for some reason.
It is a complex case and I am looking for a lawyer that cares and will fight this case like it is their own children. I need a good lawyer!!!
answered on Aug 30, 2019
Apparently your parental rights were terminated. You may be able to set aside that and the adoption, but it sounds like it might be too late. Possibly you were denied due process notice. Hire a competent attorney to find out what happened first, then decide what to do.
answered on Aug 13, 2019
This is not something a layperson can do without an attorney. An adult can be adopted ( of course, they must consent). Like an legal proceeding, it begins with preparing and filing with the clerk of the court a written petition ( request) for adoption, giving the required notice, and scheduling a... Read more »
Will they get the "fathers" last name and rights to the child?
answered on Aug 7, 2019
Only the father can sign a V.A.P. ( voluntary acknowledgement of Paternity). If not signed by the father at the time of birth, the only way to established parentage for a child born out of wedlock is for either parent to file paternity proceedings and have DNA testing done.
Does the child support still have to be paid? In Chattanooga TN
answered on Jun 24, 2019
The termination of parental rights required in an adoption will terminate the current child support obligation, but it does NOT terminate any arrearages or past due support. However, it would be up to the recipient to take action to collect it, and if they are not very aggressive in doing so, it... Read more »
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