Unfortunately, it could. I’m not saying it will, but one of the factors the court looks at is the potential adopters finances and ability to provide a home and care for the child. Check this out with your adoption attorney, who is in the best position to give an opinion on this question.
It could be difficult for attorneys here to respond to your request. This forum is basically a Q & A format, and it doesn't work like an attorney referral service. In addition to your own online searches for attorneys, you could use the tab above, "Find a Lawyer," or check the...View More
We live in NJ. The father didn’t sign the birth certificate, and has never paid child support or been around my nephew. How we we begin this process?? Or where would we look to start?? She is in agreement with the entire thing and and want to share in all of the decision making etc.
The biggest issue is the nature of your relationship with your sister. Is your sister seeking or willing to agree to share parenting time and decision making with you or are you looking for your nephew to live with you and you make all of the decisions concerning your nephew? If you are seeking the...View More
The first question is whether your mother formally adopted your daughter or whether she simply took guardianship of her as a result of your incarceration. But, if your mother no longer wants control over your daughter and you are able to handle the responsibilities, then ask your mother to sign...View More
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... View More
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...View More
If A child gets abused by both his parents, and he informs the police, would they deport him and his parents. or would he be given to a foster family/orphanage. would they get citizenship? or get deported?
There are several places that can help the child. The child's status has to be explained to the police and there are family crisis agencies that can help. The courts sometimes have to become involved. Deportation depends on many things. Getting citizenship also depends on many things. Check...View More
Especially since they are legally still under a kinship legal guardian because they didnt graduate yet because they have learning disabilities and their legal guardian took them to the police department under false pretenses and did not give consent to be interrogated alone which should mean the... View More
The issue is not whether the police can question the individual but whether the information provided to the police as a result of the interrogation is admissible or can be used in a criminal court proceeding.
I just found out 2 weeks ago about my daughter and got paternity results. Will I be able to get her ? I don’t have a dhs case can I just file for custody ? I want her but do I have to be involved in this dyfs mess if I just found out about the baby ?
Thank you for your question. Sorry that you are faced with this issue. DCP&P (formerly DYFS) is obligated to reach out to you as the father of the child as terminating parental rights of course also affects you as the father. You need to involve yourself in the DCP&P case as soon as...View More
Ex pays child support but has had no contact in 3 yrs. Very minimal contact the 5 years prior) He is constantly arrested for drugs and driving with out a drivers license. He has had 3 dui's and recently in the last few months he has been caught driving on a suspended license. He is not active... View More
Thank you for your question. I can understand how stressful this must be for you. Step-parent adoptions are possible in the State of New Jersey. I would suggest that you and your husband schedule a consult with a family law attorney to go over options and any potential complications to your...View More
She has prevented me from seeing my child for over 2 years due to the fact she dislikes the baby father she is using that I have not attempt to see my child which is a lie ive tred but would never let me see her they live in Oklahoma i moved to Jersey to get my life together I just want my daughter... View More
Received any money from her at all the whole time I have had them she has had dyfs in her life since they were born. We live in New Jersey is it possible for me to petition the court to terminate her rights so that I can legally adopt them
You have to indicate whether you are in NJ or PA, which is not clear. I cannot address PA law, but given your facts, if true you may be successful. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good...View More
Parental rights are never terminated lightly because it's a constitutional right. However, if you motion the court and show that (1) the biological parent has abandoned his parental obligations and (2) that the best interests of children would be promoted through adoption, then yes. It also...View More
You start by having a consultation with an experienced matrimonial(family law) attorney. The attorney will explain the adoption process and depending on your specific situation, what will be required and what is involved. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best...View More
Your parents have a constitutional right to make decisions about you. If they're just acting in your best interest and you just don't like it, you should reconsider what you're trying to do and the shame you might bring them. If you already thought this through carefully, try...View More
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