If a parent goes more than one year without seeing the child on a regular basis OR goes more than one year without paying any meaningful support, that parent's rights may be terminated. As such, your husband could adopt if:
He has a good relationship with the child for such duration he...Read more »
If your husband can successfully prove “abandonment” as defined in the Arkansas Code, the Court may grant a petition for adoption of his stepdaughter. You should consult an attorney knowledgeable in this area of law.
She is fixing to be 16. I lost my rights and my sister adopted her but now my sister wants to dump her off at job cor in Guthrie and my 16 wants to live with me. Can she decide to leave my sister house even though my sister is her legal guardian or can my sister just dump her off somewhere else... Read more »
As the adoptive parent, your sister has all of the rights. You daughter may claim emancipation, if she can demonstrate she can live on her own and manage her own finances. She also needs to show that it is in her best interest to no longer have a guardian.
The biological dad lives in California and hasn't had anything to do with my son for 9 years. My husband and I live in Louisiana. We don't know if there's anyway we can represent ourselves, or if we just have to have an attorney.
I strongly recommend hiring a lawyer to handle your intrafamily adoption. The requirements for an adoption are specific, and a simple mistake can make the adoption invalid. Intrafamily adoptions are quicker and generally are less costly than a private adoption.
I have permanent custody of a child who has 3 older siblings in foster care. Their foster parents are currently in the process to adopt the 3 siblings. If they get the parents rights terminated in their case, will i also have to get them terminated in my (adoption) case for the younger sibling, or... Read more »
If you have not been approved by the state as a foster parent, you will likely need to file a petition to adopt and a termination of parental rights as to the child in your custody. The birth parents may be willing to consent to avoid another involuntary termination. You should contact a Kentucky...Read more »
If he's your adoptive father, he's not your stepfather; he's your father. in any case, the legal parents have the duty to support their children (including adopted children, if any) until the children reach majority (age 18).
I had a child with a man who wanted to kill me and the child while I was pregnant. The child is 8yrs old and the man has never seen him due to restraining order from me and my child. The restraining order ended in 2017 and I never bothered to renew it because I moved and thought I won’t deal with... Read more »
Couple of things, first, do not send anyone to court for you other than a lawyer. A layman cannot represent your interests. Second, you need to sit down with a professional that handles family law cases in the court where the case is filed. Third, if you have not already done so you need to get...Read more »
I was researching a few characters in tv shows I watched and their relationships with other characters, and it described as their "adopted niece". Another character from another show was described as someones "adopted granddaughter" and I was confused. Is that something that... Read more »
My bio dad terminated his rights when I was 12, I am 34 now. My stepdad adopted me, and was the daddy every girl deserves. I recently received a very ugly message from bio dad's niece stating that if I tried to come after any money she would come after me civilly. I refuse to contact because... 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 »
First, a typed paper alone is not enough for delegated parental authority unless it is notarized and uses this form: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/self-help/families-children/temporary-delegation-parental-powers
Second, if the parent revokes the Temporary Delegation at any time, it is...Read more »
If the grandchild was adopted by the grandfather and the grandfather didn't have a will, then the grandchild is legal heir to the the home, assuming grandfather had title. You should consult with a successions lawyer as soon as possible.
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