My son is 19 months old. Long story short my ex boyfriend (we shall call him A) of a year signed the birth certificate, but we split up 6 months ago and since then he hasn’t called or checked in on my son. The biological father (We will call him C) is, and always has been, in my sons life. We... Read more »
Yes, I would recommend that the biological father file suit to be recognized as the child's father. You can also sue to disavow paternity. I would recommend that you both speak with attorneys (you will need separate ones) to discuss how best to proceed.
The mother of the child will ONLY allow the father to hang out with her and the child. She wants the visits at her home. she wants dinners and hours of fun activities with just the 3 of them. She won't let him pick up the child or do anything with her not being there bc she wants to make... Read more »
He should consult with an attorney to protect and assert his paternal and custodial rights to the child. If he and the mother cannot agree on the terms of his custody and visitation, he should ask the court to do so. The mother alone does not have the final say.
His mother and I are not married, but have been living together since before he was born. He is now 7. We both signed the birth certificate and the AOP at the hospital. She now doesn't want me to be his father, but no one else will claim him. I want to be his dad. Can she make me prove it... Read more »
If you're on the child's birth certificate, you're his father, whether she wants you to be or not. If she refuses to allow you to be in his life, you need to assert your rights in court. Consult with a family law attorney in the parish where she lives to discuss your options....Read more »
You should contact a family law/divorce attorney as soon as possible. The attorney will know the procedure that should be followed and make arrangements to file and present the Petition for Emergency Custody to the judge for his/her consideration.
Adoption law is a specialized area of law and, unless you are familiar with it, a lot can go wrong. And if one thing isn't done right, the whole adoption can fall apart. Therefore, it's important that you have an attorney who knows how to handle adoptions. Good luck, and...Read more »
Child support enforcement says they can't find him to serve him and have not been able to make him pay the over $40k and there has been a warrant out for his arrest but because of his political connections, nothing is being done. My son wants to be adopted by my fiance who is also adopting my... Read more »
There are several lawsuits seeking class certification pending now involving products that either used formaldehyde or formaldehyde-releasing agents in them. It's certainly possible that the products your family have used may be included in at least one of the suits. An attorney who handles...Read more »
In Louisiana, one has a year from the date that he/she knew (or should have known) of the malpractice or, in any case, within three years of the date of the malpractice, to file a request for a review panel with the LA Division of Administration. Considering the facts you've presented, action...Read more »
The Judgment granting the adoption typically orders the state's vital records office to reissue the birth certificate. The adopted parents must then mail the judgment along with an application to the state office for the new certificate to be issued.
My former employer accused me of stealing a thousand dollars. I did not do this. I was asked by him if I would take a polygraph and I said yes. I waited to hear from him and did not. 3 months later I am riding with my boyfriend and he gets pulled over and he was told that they was looking for me to... Read more »
You should speak with an attorney to discuss your rights regarding the unpaid wages. There are specific laws that regulate the time within which an employer must pay you. After the alleged theft issue was resolved, he may not be able to claim that as a defense. At the very least, you should...Read more »
opportunity to live anywhere else but in the streets or what would be called couch surfing! She is 26 weeks pregnant with a boy and doesn't want him because she has no stability, financial help, and has a drug problem when not pregnant! She has two other children being cared for by family... Read more »
You and your fiancé should consult with an attorney who handles adoptions as soon as possible There are steps that should be taken prior to the child's birth. Also, you and your significant other should consider getting married, as the stability of your relationship will be an issue for the...Read more »
When we got divorced in 2018 he was in prison since then he has never portioned the court for visitation and has never payed a cent since they were born we were legally separated in 2015. Can I strip him of his rights? Since 2018 he has been in and out of jail multiple times and is a felon. This... Read more »
If you have remarried, your husband (the child's step-father) can adopt your child without the father's consent in certain circumstances. One of those reasons is if he has failed to communicate with the child without just cause for a period of more than 6 months. This would terminate...Read more »
The law requires that there be good cause shown to order a drug screen. If a hearing officer orders one, that order can be appealed to a trial judge immediately. In a "good cause" standard of review, however, the courts are given a wide range of deference, and such an order is rarely...Read more »
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. You would have to be emancipated to legally leave the house at 16. I would recommend that you contact an adult family member who may be able to help with your situation, or contact DCFS (Child Protection) to intervene and get you the help that you...Read more »
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