Q: I have an ongoing child custody issue with a non biological father who is listed on the birth certificate.
I have an ongoing child custody issue with a non biological father who is listed on the birth certificate. ( The child was born in Texas, I reside in Clayton County, the non bio father and child in Paulding County.) Since 2013 I have beer trying to the child back in my custody, but he has refused. I filed paperwork requesting adoption termination of parental rights and adoption. As it stands the judge is denying and stated her request child support and custody. I did not sign the petition. I need to know what I can do and her biological father can do to get her back in my care and custody. I am willing to explain in further detail upon response.
A: Under the facts as you've stated them, I don't see termination of parental rights or adoption as a reasonable expectation on your part but I don't know enough to state definitively. I don't quite understand some of what you've written so it's tough to address things much further. Look, it's a really HIGH bar to terminate a parent's rights. Whether or not a man is the biological father or not has nothing to do with whether or not he's the legal father. You may consider consulting with an attorney to unpack what you're talking about and provide you with reasonable options.
~ Kim Ebert, Attorney at Law, (678) 818-6543, serving Georgia, Florida, Hawaii and several Federal Districts.
A: It's difficult to provide feedback without all the facts. I'm sorry you are going through this. You really should have a consultation with an attorney, who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
A: Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of moving parts in your question. The rights of the non-biological father are going to depend on whether he has previously been established as the legal father and whether there is an existing custody order. With such a complicated issue, you really should consider consulting with an experienced attorney to discuss your options.
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