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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on

Q: Can I move in with my dad?

I am 16 years old and want to move in with my dad. My mom has been abusive mentally and physically. My dad is a registered sex offender because he was 18 and he dated a 17 year old girl. This was 40 years ago. Can I go live with him without my moms consent? I am sick of living with a mother that... Read more »

Devin C. DiDominicus answered on May 15, 2017

If there is a parenting time order, your father needs to consult with an attorney regarding a motion to modify parenting time and responsibility. You're old enough that your opinion matters regarding placement, but keep in mind that your father's registration may have additional terms and... Read more »

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Q: can the guy my son calls dad adopt

my son is 4 years old the guy he calls daddy has been his dad since he was 6 months old. we are no longer together but we still want to proceed with adoption. my sons biological father hasnt been in his life and the judge put abandonment on him during our custody battle 3 1/2 years ago.

Devin C. DiDominicus answered on May 15, 2017

The biological parent will need to be notified of the adoption, and the adoption will eliminate the parental rights of the biological parent. The adoptive parent will then stand in the place of the biological parent for the purposes of child support responsibility, inheritance (both ways), and will... Read more »

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