I currently live with my grandpa but I will have my own apartment soon, he is applying to jobs right now and by the time he turns 16 and is able to file for emancipation he would be able to live with me paying rent and helping with groceries. My main question is if he could move in with me at 15 or... Read more »
My daughter just had a baby in November and baby tested positive for methamphetamines. Child protective services were called and she almost lost her baby to them but she had a good friend that she signed over Power of attorney to so her friend could take the baby. I didn't know about this... Read more »
Based on these facts, CPS has likely been granted temporary custody of the baby due to the fact that drugs were found in its system at birth. CPS likely ran a background check on the friend and found that the friend posed a safe environment for the baby, so they've placed the baby with the...Read more »
Child was placed in CPS care at birth. Biological father’s rights were taken by court. Biological mother voluntarily signed them away. I adopted the child, who is biologically my nephew. Mom is now stable and able to care for child. This is in Texas.
This is a multi-layered question that poses more questions; which could result in different legal answers depending on how the questions are answered. I would strongly suggest you seek legal counsel to get a more accurate answer to your question.
I am the primary custodial guardian for my almost six year old grandson who I have had since he was one week old. My daughter has supervised visitation two hours twice a month. His biological father is a joint guardian with very limited visitation rights. I am wanting to adopt my grandson and not... Read more »
You could reach out to a family law attorney in your area. Make sure that they specify that they handle adoptions (all family law attorneys do not handle adoptions). They can then provide information on how to proceed.
I have been married to my stepdaughter's mother for 5 years. My stepdaughter has lived with her mom, myself, and her younger half-sister (my bio-daughter) that entire time. Her bio dad lives 1300 miles away and sees her 2 times a year, however, he does facetime 3-4 times a week. My... Read more »
There is a presumption that biological parents have a superior right to their children over anyone else. You would have to file for custody and show the court why it is in the best interest of the child that the court ignore that presumption in favor of you.
First, I am not a Texas attorney. That being said, generally there is no evidence presented at the appellate level. The case proceeds from a final judgment of the trial court and whatever evidence was presented there.
The man I thought was my child name is not the father. Paternity test confirmed that and he left . I am in a relation an that man has raised my child since he was approximately 5 months old. How do I change my sons name. If I do not know who the father is. I traced the time line and only came up... Read more »
The non custodial parent lives in New York and just visited the kids this year after being away since January 2020. The other parent refuses to co-parent with me and chooses to speak with my toxic family members. Just recently on March 10, he lied to a family member and it resulted in a false CPS... Read more »
Sorry, no matter how old you are, your parents get to make the rules about what they will allow in their house. If they don't want the puppy, I suggest you arrange another place to stay. No, they shouldn't give away your property, but if you're living at their house, you're...Read more »
If you want to be adopted by your stepfather, your natural father will have to have his parental rights terminated either by a Voluntary Affidavit of Relinquishment or involuntarily through a Petition to Terminate parental rights. Your natural father's child support arrearages will still be...Read more »
there father hasnt been around since they were 2yrs old hasnt paid child support or given anything financial. was given the oppertunity to write the state that he was the father and agreed that the sate help mee and its been 10yrs
If you know the name of the defendant you can find information related to the criminal case in the felony division of the District Clerk's office in the county that prosecuted the killer. Any transcripts are probably long gone unless the case was appealed and attorney who handled the appeal...Read more »
Before my son was in kindergarten we paid a low cost attorney over 300$ for the paper work to adopt. We did not have the money for filing, home study etc. We’ve been able to do everything we’ve needed (medical, school enrollment etc with a notarized paper from my sister, his biological mother.... Read more »
My wife and I are filing for divorce we have a three-year-old son who is not biologically yours he was given to us by my sister we have no legal adoption papers written out but he has been with us since birth we took him home the day after he was born he calls me father he calls her mother I want... Read more »
You have a number of complex issues that will require the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. Your divorce is most likely going to be a separate case from custody of your sister's biological child. Based on the facts you have listed, you or your wife, or the both of you together,...Read more »
It was a closed adoption. She just found out she has Alzheimer and want to inform the child. After the very helpful response from two Lawyers that it's not "criminal" is there a Civil side to this she should be aware of?
I know of no such crime. Also, there is a time period specified by the statute of limitations after which prosecution is not allowed. In Texas, the limitations periods for various offenses are listed in chapter 12 of the Code of Criminal Procedure so you can skim through that and see if anything...Read more »
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