My son's biological father has been absent going on 9 years. I am married now, and my husband wants to adopt our son. Is this something that I ca do on my own or do I need a lawyer?
answered on Feb 7, 2023
An adoptive parent can be a stepparent or domestic partner of one of the birth parents, a relative of the child who has been caring for the child, or someone not related to the child by blood.
If the child is 12 years old or older, the child will also have to agree to the adoption. In a... Read more »
Torn right patellar tendon that has left me on crutches for over two years in February that has contributed to shoulder tendinitis’s, bone spurs, degenerative lumbar disc disease and daily lower back and shoulder pain. Have reached out to several local attorneys with little or no response. I... Read more »
answered on Jan 9, 2023
You should establish a basis for medical malpractice and notify the medical provider of your intent to file a lawsuit. Usually, this should happen within a year of injury, or one year after the victim discovered or should have discovered the injury, or three years of the date of the malpractice.... Read more »
The judge gave custody to the other parent. But when I got the paperwork back, I had a minute order form, but not any signatures from the judge on anything. Is this ruling effective or do I still have custody of my daughter?
answered on Jan 3, 2023
Please consult with the family law attorney. Family Code section 3022 requires that upon either party's request in a contested child custody proceeding, the court shall issue a statement of decision explaining the factual and legal basis for its determination. If your minute order expressly... Read more »
Sentenced 10/2018 Parole Eligible 05/2029. We share 3 children under the age of 16. 14, 11, 9. I have affidavits for the older 2 but the last I listed no father. CA CPS Court recognized him as father of all 3. I am looking to obtain SOLE custody of all 3 mainly due to unhealthy communication from... Read more »
answered on Jun 6, 2022
Please discuss the facts with a local family law attorney. The incarceration of a parent, which sometimes follows an application for a domestic violence restraining order, is a significant factor that will require detailed fact-finding by the court so as to make appropriate orders. This is... Read more »
The hearing is scheduled for April 3 (Monday). I am currently filling out the DV-120 and DV-125 forms. We both reside in Los Angeles county, and I plan to have my professional server mail her the forms via Priority Mail with one day delivery. Can you please let me know what the deadline is to mail... Read more »
answered on Mar 25, 2023
You must file your response as soon as you can before the hearing. If the service of process is not complete at least 2 court days before the hearing, your wife can ask for a continuance. If you fail to serve your written answer on time, the judge will allow you to present your defense at the... Read more »
When my baby was born the nurses while they weight her and cleaning her they injured her. fracture her clavicle arm bone
answered on Mar 21, 2023
Please talk to a medical malpractice attorney. Although not all errors and omissions will add up to medical malpractice, an attorney should evaluate all facts of your potential claim for merit.
she claimed I never gave her my address (I DID) and knows were I live she never properly served me just sent me a screen shot of when the mediation and court is.
Do I need to be properly served? What Paperwork do I need to submit into the courthouse?
(Example FL-150 Income and... Read more »
answered on Feb 27, 2023
Please reach out to one of the family law attorneys to over the details of your case. Request for order needs to be served properly and you should be provided with all necessary forms to provide your answer to the opposing party and the courts.
answered on Feb 23, 2023
Please get in touch with a family law attorney to discuss the details of your matter. You must file for a division of assets and debts and obtain a judgment.
answered on Feb 23, 2023
Please consult with a family law attorney to go over the details of your case. In general, impersonating someone is illegal. You have to discuss the case with the attorney to find out how the law applies to the facts of your case.
In-home birth on October 15, 2022. Midwife showed up after the baby was born and was late. Asking for partial refund legal case?
I had an in home birth on October 15, 2022. Midwife showed up after the baby was born and was late. Asking for refund or partial discount. Total billing was... Read more »
answered on Nov 15, 2022
Please reach out to an attorney for legal advice. Breach of contract and medical malpractice are complex issues that should be evaluated by an attorney that handles these types of cases.
answered on Nov 15, 2022
Please reach out to a personal injury attorney that is able to handle catastrophic cases.
My ex and I have been in a nasty custody battle for the last 8 years. She has accused me of everything from not feeding my daughters to sexual abuse. All unfounded and untrue. Because I did not have a lawyer and she did, the Judge ordered that I was not to contact my daughters except through... Read more »
answered on Oct 17, 2022
Please contact a family law attorney to review your custody agreement.
My listings and my clients have been on hold also checks for me. I worked one month with a suspended license until a client complained and that’s how I found out.
answered on Mar 28, 2022
Please discuss this with the family law attorney. You might qualify for a set aside due to the lack of notice/
A family law litigant may be able to obtain a set-aside of a default and a default judgment for support based on a lack of notice of the action. However, a successful set-aside... Read more »
answered on Mar 24, 2022
There are many kinds of medical malpractice cases and each one requires a specialist to evaluate facts and applicable law. Please discuss your particular case with the attorney. In order to bring a successful medical malpractice claim, the plaintiff must prove that the healthcare professional... Read more »
Which includes blood in the bowel back in January and March, 2021. Then in Mid June, 2021 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Metastatic Colon Cancer that originated from a polyp that could have been removed from a colonoscopy procedure before it turned into cancer.
answered on Mar 23, 2022
Please discuss your case with the attorney. In order to bring a successful medical malpractice claim, the plaintiff must prove that the healthcare professional failed to adhere to the standard, was responsible for the care, and provided care negligently. Experts must certify that the healthcare... Read more »
Uncle passed due to heart attack. He did not have his high blood pressure medicine. His primary care doctor at Kaiser retired and was in the midst of refilling his prescription. He was unable to fill it and passed shortly.
answered on Mar 6, 2022
There are many kinds of medical malpractice cases and each one requires a specialist to evaluate facts and applicable law. If your loved one was injured while receiving care from a medical professional, please contact medical malpractice attorney immediately for a free evaluation.
Some of... Read more »
in a wheelchair and has no use of his legs;he has to have 24 hour care by mother who lost her job because she had to stay home with dad
answered on Feb 25, 2022
Please contact the medical malpractice lawyer right away and discuss the case. In an action for injury or death against a health care provider based upon such person’s alleged professional negligence, the time for the commencement of the action shall be three years after the date of injury or one... Read more »
My son is 14, he has never met his biological father and has no father listed on his birth certificate. My son and my husband want this adoption. My son wants to change his last name to our last name.
answered on Feb 12, 2022
It is a fairly simple process. Custodial parent and stepparent will fill out court forms, there will adoption investigation, consents must be obtained. The court will schedule a hearing. You will get a copy of the adoption order from the court, and the amended birth certificate will be mailed to... Read more »
I have not filed yet but have been talking to the other party about the move. My child is 10. I currently homeschool him and I work remotely. My parents, grandparents and sister’s family are also moving. We all want to live close by in tennessee. They are our main support system. The other party... Read more »
answered on Feb 12, 2022
In general, when the parents share joint physical custody under an existing order and in fact, and one parent seeks to relocate with the child, the nonmoving parent who seeks a change of custody to prevent the child's relocation need only establish that the change of custody will be in the... Read more »
He hasn't live in the home since end of December of 2019. I told him he needs to get his stuff out of the garage and he is wanting to get half of the property in the house. I believe that it's been abandoned and that I am being nice letting him get stuff from the garage. I told him he... Read more »
answered on Feb 8, 2022
Please discuss with an attorney. The answer depends on the details in your MSA. An attorney must review your agreement in order to properly advise you of your rights and obligations. In general, as soon as practicable after the effective date of this agreement, the parties will meet for the purpose... Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.