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0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for California on
Q: Can you reverse an adult adoption done in duress after the adoptee is now married?

Custodial Father & Step-Mother forces child who turns 18 who still resided with them to have step-mother adopt and adoptee did not feel like there was a choice. Since then the adoptee has since been married.

Can the biological Mother or adoptee get this fixed to reverse this, revert... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: Grandmother has full custody of 8 week old baby. Both parents in prison. Grandmother wants to sign baby over to someone.

Grandmother is already taking care of 5 children & can’t take care of an infant. She wants to find a good family to give full custody to. Can she do this without parents signing anything also? G’mother is in Louisiana and new family would possibly be in MS

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: Can birth parents expedite relinquishment in Colorado without counseling?

The relinquishment and adoption was proposed 6 months prior to the child being born . The birth parents signed a Colorado Parental (Minor Child) Power of Attorney to the proposed guardians after the birth of the child.

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Tennessee on
Q: Hello. I have a question about Tn adoption through the state

My husband and I are wanting to foster/adopt in TN but he pled guilty to a simple assault in 2016 and was ordered to do anger management which he complete Feb 2017 and paid all fees etc. we was told it was a “diversion” as they tried charging him w other stuff but it all was dropped but the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Maryland on
Q: My cousin their marriage wanted me to adopt their child when it was born. We do not have the same last name.

When the child was born the gave her my last name a couple days later they wanted their child back, so I gave them their child back . How can I get them to change her lastnight to theirs?

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How do I have my name removed from my wife’s child’s birth certificate?

I voluntarily acknowledged paternity in 2005 at age 21 for a child and married the mother 2 1/2 months later. The child is not biologically mine. I knew this. He will be 18 in 19 months as of the date of this question. I thought I was doing the right thing but he is impossible to live with.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Is it hard and expensive to change a baby’s full name after 9 months?

We are working on getting guardianship/ full custody of my nephew and would like to change his name but not sure how long it takes or how much it is.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 16, 2022

You can't change his name unless you adopt and terminate the parents' rights.

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do you need both parents signature for guardianship?

My nephew has his father’s last name but he has lived with my husband and I since he was 2weeks old. Mom is okay with giving us guardianship but says dad will not sign. My nephew is 9 months now and dad has seen and talked to him a total of 5 times. Would this be considered abandonment at this... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do you have to have the signature of both parents for guardianship?

If a child has never been in state custody at no time and has the fathers last name do you need the signature of both parents to get guardianship? I’m trying to get guardianship of my 8month old nephew who has been living with me since 2weeks old and dad has seen the baby in person 2 times and on... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: How does my husband go about a stepdad adoption for my girls?

I have a 10 and a 8 year old. My husband and I have been married since 2016. We have been talking about doing a stepdad adoption the past two years, the biological father has been in prison a total of 8.5 years. Twice regarding two felony domestic assaults on me. Last time he has really seen them... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Indiana on
Q: My issue today is I just received legal papers requesting my permission for my daughter's father & wife to adopt my gra

I currently live in Texas and have been helping my daughter with her (currently 4yo) son since he was born, even though she lived in Oklahoma. I even kept her son in Texas for 6 months while she got on her feet. After the 6 months, she took her son to Indiana where she had her father & other... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Adoption and International Law on
Q: I was raised in Brazil with my step-brother(different mother's). We want to know how my mother could adopt him so he can

I was raised in Brazil with my step-brother(different mother's). We want to know how my mother could adopt him so he can obtain Mexican nationality.

My brother is 24 years old and my parents are married for more than 20 years.

My mom is Mexican and my dad is Brazilian.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go by obtaining legal guardianship of my 8 month old nephew who has been living with me since he was 2 weeks?

My nephews mom wanted an abortion but was unable to get one because she had just gotten one so she asked my husband and I to take the baby. We did and now we would like to get guardianship of the baby because mom is now refusing to babysit the child or help. She receives benefits and childcare for... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 10, 2022

You need to contact a lawyer in your area to discuss your options and get the ball rolling. You should not do this yourself. In speaking to the attorney(s) you consult, you ask what are your options as well as what is your understanding as to the position each parent takes as to custody and/or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: How can I go about getting guardianship or custody of my friend baby she is from Nj I am in Ohio
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on May 9, 2022

Is there a father in the picture? If so, he will have priority over you if he is willing and able. If mom and baby are in New Jersey, than you all will need to deal with this there.

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Texas on
Q: Okay say someone has an online solicitation of a minor

And you want to adopt your girlfriend's son and she knows about the charge can you still adopt him in Texas

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Mother has sole legal and residential custody. Child is autistic. Father does not take to any appointments, doesn’t

Help when he’s on school break, won’t communicate because “the new girlfriend doesn’t like it”, won’t check on the child’s well being, and the child comes home very hungry and once with a deep scratch on the pelvic area. the mothers boyfriend/father to mothers other child takes off... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on May 9, 2022

This is a trick question. Your ex pays 90.00 per week in child support voluntarily but has little to no involvement in your child's life. Your current boyfriend is caring and involved in your child's life and wants to continue to be involved. Your ex is not stopping your boyfriend from... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Georgia on
Q: Can I reopen a dismissed stepparent adoption? Would I have to get my ex to resign?

My husband got through the adoption to point of homestudy and court to finalize. We had to pause last year bc of finances and didn’t realize there was a deadline til beginning of this year right after it passed. My ex bf signed his rights. We need it reopened immediately.

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption for South Dakota on
Q: Can the court appoint an attorney for free for a mother who is going through termination of a child?

Mother resides in CO , we paid for our attorney but the court appointed her a free attorney because she came to court with no attorney.

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