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.
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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 »
My husband and his daughter mom has a custody agreement but the mom has never really followed the agreement. The agreement states that neither parent should question the child about the other parent. Since the agreement she has caused tension between him and his daughter. My step-daughter refuses... Read more »
I know with the virus everything is crazy but my child is 18 and officially done with high school and has moved out of his mothers house. The mother claims that she is taking me back to court for more money and for me to have to pay for his college. How is this legal and how can I get my obligation... Read more »
If the child is 18 and has graduated high school (or if he is no longer attending), then you no longer owe support for that child. Child support is not legally owed for a child who is attending college (unless perhaps he is dually enrolled in both high school and college).
You need to file a rule for contempt. The judge can punish her for not complying with the judgment. Contact a custody lawyer to help you with this. She can be ordered to reimburse you for some or all of your attorney fees.
My daughters father has abandoned her, i'm remarried, but do not have the funds to pay adoption fees for my husband to legally adopt her. Non-custodial parent hasnt had any contact in almost 5 years, my husband has been her "dad" for the past 8 years.
His rights can only be terminated by action of the State (for example, in a OCS proceeding) or for purposes of an adoption. In this case, your husband can adopt the child, most likely without the father's consent. Intrafamily adoptions generally are not as expensive or complicated as a...Read more »
He can voluntarily surrender his rights for purposes of surrendering the child for adoption. For instance, if your husband wishes to adopt her, he can surrender. Technically, if he has failed to communicate with the child without just cause for the last 6 months, his consent isn't even required.
I think common sense will dictate the answer to this question. The pandemic alone doesn't justify denying visitation in my opinion. However, the individual circumstances of each case will probably dictate whether the child would be potentially exposed by allowing visitation. As an example,...Read more »
My mom has temp. Custody of my son. I have visitation rights through the court which consists of 2 days a week, 4 hours each visit. I beg her every single day to see him but she always comes up with an excuse. I'll be lucky if I get to see him once a week. I've applied for an attorney... Read more »
If she is not complying with a court order granting you visitation, she may be in contempt. Your remedy would be to file a Rule for Contempt. An attorney can help you do this, and you should consult one for this issue.
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