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0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Virginia on
Q: Would an IRS investigation into the bonds credited by the father, as an alleged gift (8300), force a reversal of the TPR

Once an assessment of the case is conducted by the IRS, and it is found that the bonds credited by the father were not willingly gifted (form 8300) to the judge, but done so through fraud, will that force the judge to reverse the termination of parental rights and return the offspring to the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Do parents who have been through adjudication process have any rights or are any rulesFoster parents can't violate

Are there certain things foster parents are not allowed to do with foster children when in a kinship. She is having my kids call her mom. Iv said something to my worker about it and nothing is being done.

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Domestic Violence, Family Law and Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Could I get custody over my daughters friends if they claim abuse? This type of abuse is hard to prove. They are 16.

I don't know how it can be proved but there is sexual abuse involved and other family members are very neglectful and do not care about it or their well-being whatsoever. Dad has custody, mom doesn't for very good reason and it's unlikely she'll ever gain it back.

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law on
Q: if I die, can my non US citizen partner retain guardianship of my US citizen children?

I am a US Citizen, my partner is Japanese. We are men. We are not married. I have twin 9 year old daughters I had through a surrogate and they have US citizenship. If I die, how can my partner have rights to retain the children?

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Indiana on
Q: Do you handle grandparents rights?

I was served papers from Ellis law firm telling me that I had the right to file a petition with the court.

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Alabama on
Q: I have full custody of my niece. I've had her since before she was 3 months & she is 1 now. I want to adopt her.

Her parents haven't seen her since Jan 2022 even though they had visitation. My niece was born with meth in her system and they show no signs of straightening up in order to regain custody. She doesn't even know them. I would like to get TPR on both and adopt that way. How do I do that?

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Idaho on
Q: My son was born November of 2013 in another state. A few short months after birth his father moved out of the state

and us home to ID 6m after the abandonment. Said father is not on the birth certificate, has never been in his life, established paternity, paid CS or contributed to his life . Can my Spouse adopt my son without the bio dads consent? He is soon to be nine and has never met him.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I just got my case for dcfs reopened and I don't want my kids to go back to foster no court date yet

Can I send them to my sister in south Carolina if I get a letter of guardianship nortirise so they can't take them

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Idaho on
Q: Is there a way I can get emancipated at 17 in idaho?

I’m in a very difficult spot to say the least and have not been doing good mentally, I’ve had to purchase my own food, clothes, and other belongings, I am not covered with medical insurance under my parents, and many other things, it would be a lot better for me and my mental well being to move... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Wisconsin on
Q: I am adopting an adult daughter who is married. She wants to change her birth last name.

When she got married, she took her husbands last name. Will the change to her birth certificate have any effect on the name change she did when she got married?

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for California on
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... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 21, 2022

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... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Wisconsin on
Q: I am adopting my adult daughter. She wants to have my last name entered on a new birth certicicate.

She is married and took her husbands last name. Will the new name on the birth certificate have any effect on name change she completed after she was married?

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law on
Q: I want toadopt my granddaughter (my daughter has already had her rights terminated..CPS is trying to terminate dads

As well. Do I have to have my husband adopt her too or can I be the only one?

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Adoption for Mississippi on
Q: Estimate cost to adopt a young adult.

Simple. She wishes to be a part of my family rather than her own.

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Florida on
Q: What is involved in simple adoption of young adult? Approximate cost for completion?

Young adult who wishes to belong to my family rather than her past.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: How does my husband go about adopting my daughter?
Joseph E. Cheeley, III
Joseph E. Cheeley, III PRO label
answered on Sep 25, 2022

I'm assuming your husband is your daughter's step-father. The biological and legal father's parental rights must be terminated as part of an adoption. These are very complicated matters that require representation by an attorney.

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Adoption for Wyoming on
Q: Can I adopt a former step-child?

Seven years ago, I married a woman with a son whose biological father had barely seen him. I've raised this boy as my own. He (nine years old) and our six year old (mine biologically) both call me dad. My wife and I are now separated and are working on a divorce. I know she would allow me to... Read more »

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