Rogers, AR asked in Adoption and Family Law for Arkansas

Q: Can my nieces soon to be step dad adopt her without her biological father’s permission?

My brother has a daughter that he hasn’t been allowed to see or do anything for in 4 months since November of 2020. His ex is willfully keeping him from his daughter and she has since sent him voice messages saying her fiancé has signed the birth certificate or paternity paper. Can he receive help? All he wants is to see his daughter and support her, he’s even willing to pay child support. But can he do that? He wasn’t even able to sign the paternity papers when his daughter was born because she wouldn’t let him come to the hospital to do so as they had gotten into an argument. Does my brother have any rights even if he’s not on the paternity papers? Can he request a paternity test to prove he is the father? Could her fiancée and herself get into trouble for paternity fraud? This is also a matter of county lines as she is in Washington county and he is in Benton county.

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2 Lawyer Answers
Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley
Answered
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: He contact attorneys to discuss filing an action to establish paternity.

Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley
Answered
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: He SHOULD ...

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