She is 16 and hasn't been suicidal for almost two months but her mother and case manager have told a mental hospital the she's "hearing voices" and "threatens to kill herself". If she(the foster child) tells the mental hospital herself that she hasn't been... Read more »
Idaho law allows anyone who believes a juvenile is suicidal or trying to hurt herself or others to petition the court for immediate guardianship. All that needs to happen is the juvenile herself or someone else who is witness to her comments or actions, to notify LE, who is required by law to...Read more »
has had his visitation rights terminated. the biological mother could see the child with supervision but has never approached that. neither has seen her since she was 18 months old. She calls us mom and dad but knows her circumstances. she would like to be adopted so that we all have the same... Read more »
You would not have to notify her biological father, if his parental rights have been terminated (you'll need to verify this). You will need to notify her biological mother, and if possible, get her consent. Otherwise, you'll need to have her parental rights terminated as well. Her last...Read more »
I am 16 my mom left me in the care of a relative without birth certificate or social security card and I have been out of school for a year and am currently living with a friend who is filing for guardianship and feel unsafe goin back to my mom. How long will this process take and can or will they... Read more »
If the Court finds the petitioner for guardianship to be suitable and in your best interest after first having the petitioner appointed temporarily usually there would then be a trial date for appointment of a permanent guardian for you until age 18. Sometimes the parent(s) assent to temporary or...Read more »
This question is not as easy as step 1 - 2 - 3. Generally, once an adoption is finalized, then it is non-reversible. There are a few exceptions to this rule, however these exceptions are challenging to prove. This is something that you will need an experienced adoption attorney to help you with,...Read more »
My daughter was so bad on drugs. Her oldest two boys her first HUSBAND has them and she is not aloud to be with them alone at all. I have daughter since she was 9 months. She is 2. heHER boyfriend had a 12 yr old let her live with me for a year,paid for everything for those 2 kId. She moved back... Read more »
I have paid child support in the last 6 months and I have tried to see my daughter though her mother has refused, now she has filed for intra family adoption. Can the Court still order the intra family adoption go through even though I've tried to see her and can prove so and have paid child support
If the father has been released, he can petition the court for access. It is unclear from the facts whether he will prevail or not. Either way, it is not something that I'd recommend he should take on by himself, he does need counsel.
Adoption would be possible only if the child’s biological father’s rights have already been terminated, or if he is willing to forfeit his parental rights. If the child’s biological father intends to keep his parental rights, then the court will not grant those rights onto additional parties....Read more »
To see my children. I haven't talked or seen them for a year. My daughter doesn't know me. She was only 10mosand my son is now 5yrs. PLEASE in Jesus Name, HELP me. I'm so sorry and ashamed of the hurt I have caused, over drugs. I want a chance to provide the love and life with me my... Read more »
You should, yes. File a motion for a graduated parenting schedule. As long as you remain clean and sober, there shouldn’t be a problem with you parenting the children, although you may have to jump through some proof hoops to prove your sobriety.
In most cases they are not legal documents, they merely lay out the guidelines or plans that someone intends to follow. If you would like to make a birth plan a legal document, it would be a good idea to have an attorney help with drafting it. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558
From everything I researched the process can take 4-6 months, and I need to be out of their guardianship asap. I haven't been staying with them for the past 2 weeks, and I've been kicked out twice. I have lots of witnesses of physical abuse, and I can prove I'm mentally, financially,... Read more »
A thorough answer to your question would fill pages. In a nutshell, general law is what the word suggests - the general body of laws that deals with contracts, torts, crimes, property, etc. Public laws (in particular public health laws) from the standpoint of your field address things like patient...Read more »
My daughter has my last name her biological father never signed the birth certificate however we did go to court for child support and for him to have visitation rights, with him not signing the birth certificate would I need his permission to have her name hyphenated? (She'll be 11 this year)
Court granted me full custody about 2 years ago and the other parent has not seen or tried to see his child. He does not want him and has agreed to sign rights over if i pay for it. I do not have the money so was wondering about filing abandonment on other parent to terminate his rights
Hello and thank you for using Justia. Since you we're bien in New York City you do not qualify for a birth certificate in Puerto Rico. You will need to get a name change in New York State Courts using the adoption decrece issued un Puerto Rico.
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Is it possible for an Unwed mother and father (name not on birth certificate) to work a deal outside of court. We have after research we have agreed on an amount to give and that the father will not be in contact with the child. Is there any legal issues with this? I won’t be filing for... Read more »
The father is taking a big risk here. If you turn around and petition for child support, your out of court arrangements may or may not be honored by the child support enforcement agency and courts. It's safer for everyone involved to do it officially. If he wants to provide additional support...Read more »
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