Kristine Jones' answer Yes, a biological father can ask a court for custody of a child that is his. The other facts you mentioned would be for the court to consider in its calculation of custody and the child support obligation, if any. You should seek legal counsel in your area, or an Alabama barred attorney in the area in which the case was filed. Best of luck!
Kristine Jones' answer All children are owed support by their biological parents. The custody arrangement determines who is to pay and how much. The schedule for child support guidelines are calculated for up to six children, but that does not mean they would not calculate it for the 7th, 8th, 9th child, etc. It is not the 7th child's fault they were not born sooner and somehow that makes them ineligible for support.
The child support guidelines are available online to the public by doing an internet search...
Kristine Jones' answer It depends. Is this from a divorce? If so, what does your Settlement Agreement or final order say about medical bills? If this was just a child support matter, what does the original or last modified order say about medical bills? It all depends on what was agreed to or ordered by the Judge.
If there is no Order or agreement that says you are required to pay medical bills or pay them after 30 days of the bill being incurred, then no, you most likely to not have to pay.
Kristine Jones' answer Hello, you would need to file a Petition to Modify. In most counties, those are between $200-$400 to file. You should seek out legal counsel in your local area to determine the best course of action based on your specific facts and circumstances. Best of luck!
Kristine Jones' answer This answer could be different if your CS order states it is different or if your agreement with different provisions was something you and the other parent signed, but CS typically ceases when a child gets married. You would need to file with the court asking for them to stop child support because the child married.
Kristine Jones' answer First, you are only required to pay child support if court ordered. An event like terminating your rights or voluntary relinquishing your rights would not generate an order of support. Second, if you were on child support though, you would only stop paying support upon adoption of the children by someone else.
Kristine Jones' answer No, you can draft the agreement and file it yourself with the clerk. You should however seek legal counsel and discuss with her or him the pros and cons of legal seperation v. divorce. Best of luck!
Kristine Jones' answer A person is a minor until age 19 in Alabama. So it would not be an adult adoption. This sounds like it would be a familial adoption and as long as you and the minor have been living in the same house for 12 months, then you could file for adoption. You would need consent from both biological parents, or file to terminate the rights of whichever parent did not give consent. Adoption is largely a creature of statute. You are looking at 2-3+ court appearances to accomplish all this. I would...
Kristine Jones' answer Could be adoption or guardianship. You should seek out a family law attorney in your area who can discuss your specific situation and give you complete advice on which option is best for you and the child. Best of luck!
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