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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: If i have a dfacs case in they gave me a plan to work in i didn't.than i finally wanted to work my plan. In they are try

To get my kids adopted how can I prevent that.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 22, 2020

You need to first begin working the plan and attempt to get as much done in the case plan as soon as possible. You also need to immediately contact an attorney to discuss your options for fighting the termination of your parental rights. This is a serious matter and should be treated as such. Once... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Q: I want to keep my unborn baby out of the system. I have three kids i just had a tpr on... Can i sign baby over to dad?

Im in florida. The father has no criminal history and makes great money and dorsnt do drugs. Cant i just sign the baby over before ots born to avoid it going into the system?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 22, 2020

Since you are not married the best thing to do before the baby is born is to make sure the father agrees to claim the baby is his and have the hospital or doctor put his name on the birth certificate. Then you can start proceedings to turn the child over to their legal father.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Texas on
Q: How can I stop an adoption process from an ex?

I was in a relationship for x years and I received conservativorship over my niece and during the process I was in a relationship which we are no longer together. I've been taken to court to modify an order that they weren't a part of and they requested standing, judge didn't rule and case went... Read more »

You have a very complicated situation that cannot be answered in this forum.

You should hire an attorney to assist you with this.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: My cousin is 28 and she has a 12 year old daughter that will be 13 years old this year. To myself and my other family

members, her daughter is not being well taken care of. Can the daughter legally decide who she wants to live with without her mother’s permission when she turns 13? Can I have guardianship or adopt her this way?

Melissa Averett
Melissa Averett answered on Jan 18, 2020

No a 13 year old does not get to decide where she wants to live. Think about it... if that were the case she could live with a boyfriend. Getting guardianship, termination of parental rights and adoption or even custody of a child who has a biological parent requires proving to a court, by clear... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: would my friends dad be allowed to gain guardianship of me if both my parents are dead

My stepmother and i don't get along at all and i don't have any family

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 17, 2020

He could try. He would have to file for guardianship in the probate court. Talk to him about it.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Texas on
Q: If paternity was never established, no signature on BC, can my soon to be husband adopt my daughter?

Daughter was born in Texas, father has never acknowledged her or provided any support. Was not there during or after pregnancy. She is 5 months now. No signature on bc. He is in the UK. My fiancé wants to adopt her. Is it possible? We are living in Louisiana. I’m asking is there anything that... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 17, 2020

If you’re living in LA you should consult an attorney there.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Support and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I recently found out while I was at prison my 2 children was adopted, do i owe current support in ky
Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Jan 17, 2020

I believe you would only be responsible for arrearages in child support up to the point of adoption. However, you need to contact a family law attorney for verification of that.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Hello. I am wondering if we the petitioner can request a public notice to be placed regarding a court date.

The respondent does have an attorney but we didn't want to get to the court hearing day of and the respondents attorney ask for another continuance because she can't locate her client. We have guardianship of our two nieces for 21 months and filed for adoption in September. Court date for adoption... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jan 16, 2020

You would have to give the attorney notice of the hearing. It is very easy to mess up an adoption, so much so that most attorneys will not even attempt an adoption case. You really should have an attorney that really knows adoptions to help you and they will be able to deal with notice issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Can my father and fathers girlfriend file abandonment against me if we had signed and notarized temporary guardianship?

I originally was in the home with my son at my fathers. But he accused me of being high after my aunt whom raised me and was super close to me passed away. He smacked me in front of my son and threw me out and wouldn't let me take my son with me. Later that day he let me back in and well we... Read more »

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

Taking a parent's right is not as easy as it sounds, but it is a serious and complicated matter. If the hearing is in Florida, I suggest that you consult and hire a family law attorney who will be able to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: Mother has been listed as abandonment my husband and I want to get full custody which is currently with grandmother

Husband wants to file for full custody of 10 year old son. His biological mother abandoned him almost 7 years ago and paternal grandmother took custody because father was not financially stable at the time. Need to figure out first steps in getting custody back from grandmother when the mother is... Read more »

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Jan 13, 2020

In Ohio, typically the court that first decides custody rights of a child retains jurisdiction to decide custody matters involving that child going forward. That means, whatever court granted the grandmother custody is likely the court anything you wish to do will need to be filed in. In Ohio,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Q: How to go about getting custody of my nephew in Md. His parents are in jail and he's with children services we live in P
Penelope A. Boyd
Penelope A. Boyd answered on Jan 13, 2020

You should consult with a Maryland attorney. Although you live in Pennsylvania, Jurisdiction over children is governed by the residence of the child. Presumably, an attorney who is familiar with practice where you nephew resides can help you. A lot will depend on the children's services agency... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What would be the process of grandparents getting custody of teenage grandchildren if the mother fights it?

Father is dead, and they want to be with his parents. Mother is abusive emotionally/mentally and in the past physically. DFCS was called a few years ago, but she got off with a warning. They are 17 and 15, both girls. The oldest turns 18 in May. I understand that the first thing would be to prove... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 12, 2020

There are a number of avenues that you can take to pursue custody. Two of which are a private dependency action or a third party custody action. You should contact a family law firm to discuss which avenue would be best for your specific circumstances.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Q: My daughter wants to be adopted by my husband who has raised her. She's not been legit by her bio. Is adoption possible?

Bio dad pays child support but doesn't check on child or attempt to be a decent dad. My daughter has not been legitimized by her bio father. Is name change or adoption possible?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 11, 2020

A number of factors go into whether or not a step-parent adoption will be granted. I highly recommend that you speak with an experienced family law attorney to discuss the specific facts of your case to determine whether a step-parent adoption would be appropriate in your case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can adoption be reversed by any chance in Georgia if one of the parties involved are not biding by the contract

The adoption through an adoption agency

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 10, 2020

You should consult with an attorney who can review the terms of the contract and present you with the options. Without knowing the facts of the case in detail it would be difficult to provide guidance. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If I was adopted by my step mother and she was put as my mother on my birth certificate can I change it?

My birth mother signed over all her rights and my step mother married my father and adopted me. I am over 18 now and I want to get my step mothers name off my birth certificate. Am I able to put my birth mother back on it? If so how?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 9, 2020

If I understand you correctly, your birth mother’s rights have been terminated. That being said, birth certificates are governed by the office of Vital Statistics/Records. You cannot have your parents' names removed from your birth certificate; it's a vital record and deemed a historical record.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for New York on
Q: If step father take fall custom of a kid and the kid last change over to his name is the real father still have to pay
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Jan 9, 2020

You should sit down with an attorney to discuss all of the facts but based upon the simple statement made it may be possible for the biological father to be relived of paying support.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I need an want to prepare myself for a new custody hearing. Where do i begin? Is there any valid information that i case
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 7, 2020

Everything you can find to show the Court that placement with you is in the child’s best interests.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Animal / Dog Law and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Can my parents give away my dog or sell him even though I legally adopted him?

I’m 15 my parents want to give or sell him just because he poops when I’m in the shower.Just say he is 8 years old and he’s a senior.Also what do I do if they do how could I get him back?pls I need to know

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 7, 2020

Your parents are the legal guardians of you so technically they have control over decisions with you including whether or not you have pets.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: How do I terminate a guardianship from Illinois? My daughter's guardians have taken my daughter with no contact.

Her legal guardians have taken my daughter from me, filed an emergency motion in Illinois stating to the Judge that they are deciding who speaks/ sees to her, and that they would deny any contact from both parents. My ex (her father) was released from jail with 2 counts of continuous family... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 6, 2020

Sounds like there was a case pending in Illinois. If there is an order there contact an attorney in that county in that state. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Kentucky on
Q: i Was adopted in 1968 in MS. How do I go about requesting identity if information?

The lawyer was Raymond Kimble who has passed away. Both adopted parents are gone and is believed that both birth parents have passed as well. Fathers last name is smith or Johnson and mom would be a Williams. It was through Dr jo Bledso who has died as well. I have completed Genetic testing. I have... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 5, 2020

You will have to go to the court which granted the adoption in MS and ask for an order permitting you to see the confidential file.

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