Anchorage, AK asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Alaska

Q: We signed our daughter over to my mother after ocs battle and my mother won't let us be apart of my daughters life.

Can we get visitations established or does she have the right to basically turn us away. She lied to us and agreed we would be apart of her life but only let's us see her 1 time every 2 months

1 Lawyer Answer

Stefan Otterson

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  • Anchorage, AK
  • Licensed in Alaska

A: Your rights depend on the paperwork you signed. If you agreed to a guardianship then the visitation provisions in the order can be enforced, or if there are no specifics, then visitation can be reviewed by the court at your request, and visitation provisions can be added. If you signed a relinquishment so that your daughter could be adopted, then there is no option for court review unless you specifically reserved visitation rights in the relinquishment you signed, and the court included those terms in the decree of adoption. If it is an adoption, you have no rights except those that are in print in that paperwork. If no rights are reserved then you just need to stay on good terms with your mother, because it's all up to her. If rights are reserved, you can petition the court to enforce them.

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