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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: i need to know what i need to do to sign my rights away as a parent to a friend

my daughter who is 15 is not living in my home at this time and is living with a friend of mine in a different town. we have a p.o.a. made out between the both of us but i am wanting to now sign my rights over to said friend completely, i dont not know how to go about this on my own, if some one... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: HOW Can i adopt my Granddaughter. My Daughter passed away july 25,2022. At our home

My daughter and i have been raising my grandaughter together since she was born in 2015...There is no father. My daughter is the only one listed on the birthcertificate. She had no idea who the guy was. It was just one of those thing that happen. I am her only living relative to my daughter and my... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: Birth mom snuck and placed child

Hello I’m in Georgia and found out my child’s mother placed our child for adoption. I havent did dna or anything yet but I want to and apparently baby is already in aps state. Who do I contact? She lied on her paperwork to not name me. Her friend told me. It’s been 20 days

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Jul 26, 2022

Based on the facts above, you likely need to file a petition to legitimize the child so that you will have custodial rights. If you successfully legitimize the child, you will be able to contest adoption and custody of the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: What's rights do an adopted child have when inheriting property after the adopting parent passes away?
Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
answered on Apr 12, 2022

If a child is legally adopted in Georgia, he or she will have rights to inherit from their parents the same as any child who is the biological child.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: My wife left and took my kids almost a year ago. I don't know where they are or a contact number for her. What do I do?
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 29, 2022

You can hire a private investigator to find her. If your children are in school, they are likely enrolled in school somewhere.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
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.... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 12, 2022

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

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Admiralty / Maritime, Adoption and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Georgia on
Q: Do I need a high powered attorney?

I definitely need a high powered attorney

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 24, 2021

It's difficult to answer the question based on the information in the post - Admiralty/Maritime is included as a category, and it would be good to have an attorney with insight into maritime law if the matter involves vessels or activities on navigable waters. But there are other categories as... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Does same sex couples have to be married to sign child birth certificate?
Judith Delus Montgomery
Judith Delus Montgomery
answered on Dec 23, 2021

The Supreme Court held that a state may not deny married same-sex parents the same right as opposite-sex parents to be listed on child’s birth certificate, see Pavan v. Smith, 2017, 137 S.Ct. 2075, 198 L.Ed.2d 636.

We will definitely need more information on your matter.

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2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law, Family Law, Adoption and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Our parental rights were terminated in Juvenile Dependency case. Can our children be adopted w/out our knowledge?

My hubby showed for the TPR hearing, I did Not. Apparently, our rights WERE terminated. He didn't sign any paperwork, and, as I stated, I did not even go. Can our babies be adopted out without even our Knowledge? Also, can we adopt our own kids?!

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Oct 28, 2021

If your rights were terminated, the children can be adopted with no notice to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My parental rights were terminated and my parents adopted my kids. I live with my parents and my kids. My kids are

15,14,6,5 years old. If my parents pass before my youngest is 18 can I adopt them or can my parents make me guardian in their will?!?

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 9, 2021

Your parents cannot will children to anyone. If they pass away, you can apply for adoption.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can you sue the poor? How do you prove emotional trauma?

I’m a 20 yr old adult looking to sue my biological family for manipulating and controlling my adoptive mother along with the emotional trauma they have caused. It’s gotten to the point where her marriage is in danger and she often chooses my biological family over us. They’ve become so... Read more »

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
answered on Aug 6, 2021

There is a lot to unpack in this question. First, you are not able to bring a lawsuit on behalf of another unless they are a minor over which you have custody, or they are incompetent to bring a suit on their own for some other reason and you are the guardian, custodian, or have a power of attorney... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: I am a birth father. The birth mother and I want to contest an adoption we’ve consented. How do we start the process?

The birth mother signed a Post Adoption contact agreement thinking that we would be able to keep in contact with the adoptive parents. The attorney never said that both parties needed to sign. I’ve recently learned that they never signed an agreement. This would have been a dealbreaker in our... Read more »

Michael D. Birchmore
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Michael D. Birchmore
answered on Jul 25, 2021

Get an adoption attorney on the job immediately. You are under a time deadline. Don’t delay.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: My goddaughter which is 24 years old wants us to be her parents on her birth certificate and change her name to ours.

She has been our child for years already be provide for her but she was adopted from the state when she was 4 years old and now she doesn’t want them as her parents on her birth certificate. Can we just put a petition in to have everything change on her birth certificate or do we have to go... Read more »

Michael D. Birchmore
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Michael D. Birchmore
answered on Jul 21, 2021

If you want her to inherit from you as being your own child, an adoption is the way to go. If you do not want to adopt, then you would need to meet with a probate attorney and make sure that all your advance directive documents, Wills, conveyance documents, etc. (whatever is needed to accomplish... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: 17 year old living with mentally and emotionally manipulative toxic family ( who are not my parents) wanting to move out

And live with a different family member I turn 18 in two months but I can’t take it here any longer and just thinking about running away

Michael D. Birchmore
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Michael D. Birchmore
answered on Jul 20, 2021

DUPLICATE QUESTION.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law, Contracts and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: What can we do about our Post Adoption Contact Agreement?

I’m a birth father that placed my daughter for adoption along with the birth mother. We signed a Post Adoption Contact Agreement thinking it would keep us in touch with our daughter through the adoptive parents. I recently learned that they never signed an agreement and therefore don’t have to... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Jun 22, 2021

Did you work with an attorney? You should give your attorney a call to get to the bottom of this and why if this is what you wanted how it was overlooked. If you don’t want to work with the same attorney you can consult with another attorney who can review the facts of the case to determine if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: My son is now 19 , my mother adopted him when I went to Prison. He now wants to reverse it , or have his original mom

Put back on his Birth Certificate. What’s the cheapest way to do this ??

Michael D. Birchmore
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Michael D. Birchmore
answered on May 17, 2021

Just have him change his name by filing for a name change through the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Georgia on
Q: I am a teacher in GA. I want to adopt a student. How can I get the "father" to sign over custody?

Dad supposedly had DNA test done and is not the real father. Mother is out of the picture. Dad has been basically trying to get DFCS to take him for years now. But for some reason Dad told the judge on Monday he would keep him for now. This child has some major childhood trauma and Dad keeps... Read more »

V. Joy Edwards
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V. Joy Edwards
answered on Apr 22, 2021

That sounds like a terrible situation for the child. It sounds like your case may be in juvenile Court. We would need more information to be able to assist you in moving forward. If the father won't surrender his rights, you may have grounds to ask the Court to terminate his parental rights.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I want to contest an adoption. I have been looking for representation for a long time.

What are the parameters of informed decision for placing an infant for adoption in the state of Georgia?

ie. I was never informed that the P.A.C.A. did not have to be included in the finalization paperwork. Or that 60 days after the TPR paperwork was signed I could make an appeal to annul... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Apr 5, 2021

You should consult with an adoption attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with any options that you have (if any at this point). That would be the best place to start.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What are the parameters of an informed decision for placing an infant for adoption in the state of Georgia?

ie. I was never informed that the P.A.C.A. did not have to be included in the finalization paperwork. Or that 60 days after the TPR paperwork was signed I could make an appeal to annul the adoption even after the revocation period (If I’m not mistaking). What is considered coercion?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Apr 2, 2021

It would be wise for you to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with the options. It’s difficult to provide you with guidance off of the information provided here.

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