To set aside an adoption judgment in Mississippi, you must file a motion with the court that issued the judgment. The motion must state the grounds for setting aside the judgment, such as fraud, duress, or undue influence. The court will then hold a hearing to decide whether or not to grant the...View More
Name was changed and all. DHS keeps taking money out of my brothers paycheck. If he was adopted after my brother signed over his rights, would DHS get a copy sent over once he was adopted to stop taking money out of his checks? And if not, how could they change the child’s last name without being... View More
DHS would not automatically receive a copy of the adoption Order. If your brother has a copy, he should take them a copy or contact the caseworker and them that one was entered. However, if your brother was behind on his child support at the time of entry of the Order, he is still responsible for...View More
A lawyer will draft a petition for the guardianship, which will need to be signed by you and your husband. Additionally, the child’s parents will either sign the Petition or a waiver. An Agreed Judgnent allowing the guardianship will be signed and then presented to the Judge for his/her...View More
I have had custody for 2 years. My sister is a drug user who was in a dangerous position and we got my Neice. My husband and I want to adopt her but do not know where to start? Do we need an attorney? She’s in agreement (at the moment). She’s had no physical contact with her in months. She goes... View More
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
CPS ended up giving him custody and she signed her parental rights over to him. A year later he asked me to watch him while he went to rehab. He ended up leaving it early but he let me continue to watch him. Almost a year after he came back the birth mom was incarcerated and he committed suicide... View More
If her parental rights were terminated, then she cannot come back and reclaim custody. The best thing you can do is to hire an attorney and petition the court for custody yourself. You do not say whether or not there are other family members available for the child. This, of course, may complicate...View More
The biological mother and her partner are both on the birth certificate and in the agreement signed by the sperm donor and the mother states that he would not pursue any rights and that the biological mother has the right to appoint whoever she wanted as the other parent of the child.
The first consideration for Chancery Court is the best interest of the child. The contract between the donor and the birth mother is only one piece of evidence to be considered. The donor may be able to contest the arrangement and seek visitation with the child. However, it will not be an easy...View More
Doubtfully. You will likely need to hire an attorney to file the necessary TPR paperwork and schedule a hearing so that the Court can ensure that the father is doing everything voluntarily and with full knowledge of what he is doing.
My rights were involuntarily terminated due to "abandonment". I wasn't properly notified, although they have my address and the mother lied and said she didn't know where I was. I have not seen my children in 7 years but she did ask over the years if I wanted to visit. I just didn't
Our children refer to her as "strange lady". She has been on method this entire time but shows back up every 6 months to a year and swears she has found God and is doing better. She only calls every 2 to 5 months to ask to see them but my husband won't let her because of her drug... View More
My step son was removed from his father 3 years ago when he was a fee days from full custody because his mom called and said she couldn't afford them being at her house. The biological mother had DHS take the kids in the first place. The child and father have a healthy relationship and was... View More
First and foremost, it is possible to reverse an adoption, but only in very particular circumstances. In other words, although it is possible, it is only done in very rare circumstances. Your best bet would be to contact a family law attorney to discuss the facts of the case, as well as the...View More
We want to adopt my 20 yr old niece, she is 31 weeks pregnant and the Dad is unknown. We intend on adopting the baby once he’s born too but cannot locate where to get the paperwork. We are stationed with the Navy in Meridian, MS and would appreciate any assistance you can offer.
Some of the stuff you can do on your own; however, depending on the judge, you may need to get an attorney involved to draft the paperwork and go before the judge. There is really not a lot of heavy lifting with adoptions, particularly in your case because 1) the niece is almost a legal adult, and...View More
It's possible to terminate parental rights; however, additional information is necessary, such as the age of the children now, whether any attempt has been made to contact him, etc. You should probably consult with an attorney to get additional information, and so that they can walk you...View More
wife and i were to adopt her biological grandaughter. she was getting an attorney to handle it pro bono. the day we met to sign papers i was under the impression i was about to adopt this little girl we had had in our posession since she was 3 weeks old. I was the one that wanted the child and... View More
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