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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: How does a father sign over his rights?

My ex hasn't physically seen our son in over 2 years, and is nearing the 6 months mark of not even talking to him. He called me the other day and said that he would sign away his rights so that my current fiance could adopt our son.

I have no idea what paperwork needs to be filled... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
Jane E. Probst answered on Dec 22, 2021

It is not a matter of simply signing over one's rights. You and your fiance will need to first be married prior to his ability to adopt. Then, there would be a need for both of you to cooperate with a custody study with an adoption agency. Once that is completed, you would need to file a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I have questions about filling out Form N-600 for my 23 year old daughter who is adopted. Should I consult a lawyer?
Matthew J Hartnett
Matthew J Hartnett answered on Sep 29, 2016

Yes, because you only get one crack at the N-600... meaning if you file it and it gets denied, you won't be able to re-file. Consider working with an immigration attorney to properly prepare the n-600. Another option is to first file to obtain a US passport for your daughter (assuming you... Read more »

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