Usually in Louisiana, service is either made personally (given to him) or domiciliary (given to someone at his residence). If the person resides in another state, service can be made "long-arm" through certified mail, or in any other way authorized by his state's laws.
If the father died without a will then his children would be next of kin and would inherit the rights to pursue his claim. Also, if he had children other than the one(s) he owes child support for, then the lien for back-due support would be owed before any of the other money is distributed. I...Read more »
She owns a home (4918 Okeefe St Bossier City, La) which my girlfriend and I were currently living in at the time of my mother passing. I am the oldest child of two from my mother and father (mom and dad have been divorced for years now). My mother does own the home but has a mortgage due to... Read more »
While your sister has a right of use to the house, she cannot kick you out to gain it. You have equal rights to use of the home. You can sue your sister for wrongful eviction and to be restored to use of the home. If you no longer wish to be a co-owner of the property with your sister and she...Read more »
If you signed the birth certificate, you also signed an acknowledgement of paternity. So, even if you're not the biological father, you are the legal father. You would have one year from the date you realized you may not be the father to file a petition to disavow paternity, which would...Read more »
xxx was my attorney during my custody case a few years back. Prior to the Corona breakout, my son was punished at home for refusing to do his chores, and went to school saying he wanted to kill himself, counselors had him admitted to Brentwood. There, he accused me of abuse. DCFS began an... Read more »
Call your local police department or sheriff's office for assistance in having your son returned. They can assist you in pressing charges also if you wish to do so. Also, contact a family law attorney to further dvise you of your options.
She lived with her mom until about 2 months ago. Her mom does not want to be responsible for her any longer and wants off of her birth certificate. Her mom also wants my wife and me to adopt her. As her father, I do not see why I would adopt my own child. Her mom states that if I do not adopt her... Read more »
While you would not have to adopt her, you and her mother would have to consent to your wife adopting. An intrafamily adoption is a fairly simple and affordable process. An attorney that handles adoptions can fill you in on the process and costs.
The biological dad lives in California and hasn't had anything to do with my son for 9 years. My husband and I live in Louisiana. We don't know if there's anyway we can represent ourselves, or if we just have to have an attorney.
I strongly recommend hiring a lawyer to handle your intrafamily adoption. The requirements for an adoption are specific, and a simple mistake can make the adoption invalid. Intrafamily adoptions are quicker and generally are less costly than a private adoption.
I have a stipulated judgement for child support with no arrears (no late payments and all according to the judgement) paid directly to mother. There is no end date or termination conditions specified in the judgement. Son is the only child with the mother, who is the custodial parent. Son turned... Read more »
An Intrafamily Adoption would be in order. This process is not as complicated and doesn't take as long to complete as a private adoption. An attorney who handles adoptions can walk you through the process and give you a rundown of anticipated costs.
If you have collision coverage on your insurance, you can file a claim against it to cover your property damage. If you have uninsured motorist (UM) coverage, that would cover your losses for any injuries you sustained. An experienced personal injury attorney can review your auto insurance policy...Read more »
My brother is currently incarcerated at Angola and he has given me power of attorney. Before he was charged and convicted he and the mother of his only child did have a court order for joint custody in place issued in Orleans Parish. What I am trying to find out is since I have power of attorney... Read more »
An attorney would have to review the power of attorney to determine whether it would convey the right to grant custody. Even if the POA isn't sufficient, you (or anyone with an interest in the wellbeing of the child) can seek custody, although keeping custody with the mother would have to be...Read more »
this child is 16 years old i have been going to jail behind this matter i was told to establish paternity in which i did so. Now i'm being told that it doesn't matter that i established paternity i need a Disavow form to be filed and i can't file it myself i really need some help. I... Read more »
Being biologically not the father of the child and being legally not the father are different things. Technically, a child could have 3 different "legal" fathers: biological, legal, and adoptive. If you are legally the child's father, you should file to disavow paternity within 1...Read more »
If the grandchild was adopted by the grandfather and the grandfather didn't have a will, then the grandchild is legal heir to the the home, assuming grandfather had title. You should consult with a successions lawyer as soon as possible.
We have joint custody of our 6 year old son, but I am the domiciliary parent. My son's father is supposed to have him every other weekend and on Wednesday nights during the school year. During the summer we do week on/week off. We alternate holidays such as: Christmas, 4th of July, New... Read more »
Her mother refuses to give child back. We live in ga and they live in lousiana. The Mother lied about having an apt and doing well and is currently living in a one bedroom apartment with the child's aunt. But is refusing to let us come back and get her. It was supposed to be a visit bc she... Read more »
You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible to review the custody papers you have and advise on your options. Your next step will likely depend on whether the papers you have giving you temporary custody were signed by a judge.
He is not listed as the father on her Birth Certificate, it is blank. I was young and naive and thought I was going to get child support from him. They had to establish paternity but he did not show up in court. I received a letter a few months letter basically saying in the eyes of the court he... Read more »
The biological father's consent is not required if he has failed to communicate (or attempt to) without just cause for over 6 months, or if he's failed to comply with a a court order of support for over 6 months.
The bio dad's surrender would have to be filed in the adoption proceedings. You need to consult with an attorney who handles intrafamily adoptions, such as myself, to discuss the process and anticipated costs. Intrafamily adoptions are not nearly as complicated as a private adoption and are...Read more »
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