El Paso, TX asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia

Q: My wife gained physical/legal custody of her children at final divorce hearing with her ex, can I adopt her kids?

The father has been incarcerated before and found in contempt of court, doesn’t pay child support etc. We were recently married, currently live in TX but court hearing was in Georgia, she wants me to adopt but the biological father (her ex husband) will likely not want me to be able to adopt. Also need to know if this adoption must happen in GA.

2 Lawyer Answers
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You can file a contested adoption. You need to speak with an experienced adoption attorney who can handle this.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You can try to adopt them legally, but whether or not it is approved will depend on the judge and the facts of the case. Consult with an attorney who can review the facts in detail and present you with the proper course of action.

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