Los Angeles, CA asked in Adoption and Family Law for California

Q: My husband in the process of a step parent adoption. But two months ago, he was arrested for DV. The case is still pendi

I’m sorry it wouldn’t let me write more above. He was arrested for DV back in July in Las Vegas. 1st count misdemeanor, but hasn’t been convicted yet. His attorney seems to think he can dismiss it since the situation was minor. We are wondering if we should continue the adoption case until his DV case is finished. or still proceed with things. We are also having trouble finding someone to do the “step parent written investigation report” and what This report needs to consist of. if anyone has info on this. We opt out of the court doing it because was told it’s faster if we found someone independently.

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James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
Answered
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: That's not likely going to help things. Because more information is needed, he'll need to speak with an attorney. Find one in your area. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
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  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Culver City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I don't see a question here. Whether the DV case will impact the adoption depends on factors not provided in your question.

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