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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was born in 78 and another man was listed on my birth certificate. In Louisiana how would I add my bio father?

My mother was married and put her husband as my father on my birth certificate.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 20, 2021

An adult adoption would solve that problem. An adoption attorney can do that for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Nebraska on
Q: I was adopted and im 18. My parents kicked me out and threw away all of my belongings. Can I take it to court?

I was adopted back in 2016 of the start of the year. I am 18 now and was kicked out of my home for “not doing what’s best for me” when I had job interviews scheduled they refused to take me. I have been asking them nicely for my belongings and I learned from my little sister who lives in that... Read more »

Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden answered on Oct 19, 2021

The legal age of majority is 19 years old in Nebraska, not 18 years old, and legally your parents are still responsible for you. Start with the child abuse hotline and see if NDHHS can suggest some resources for you. There is likely not a lot of recourse for your personal property unless it was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Kentucky on
Q: My son wants to sign rights over to his 9 yr old son so I can adopt him,I've had him since he was 5 day old,who filesi

I have had permanent custody since he was13 months old ,havent heard from or seen mom in about 6 yrs

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 19, 2021

You file the termination/adoption petition.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter's dad is deceased and he is not on her birth certificate. Can my husband adopt her?

Her father is deceased. My husband has been in her life since she was 2. She also receives survivors benefits from her deceased father. How would me and my husband go about adoption? Would my daughter lose her survivors benefits from her deceased father?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 16, 2021

An adoption attorney can do an intrafamily adoption and she won't lose her benefits.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I married into a situation where my wife has lost her kids, what can I do to assist her with this ongoing Court process

I have been labeled her paramour in the situation that caused the removal of the children

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 16, 2021

Hire her the best family lawyer you can find and follow all of their recommendations.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: I have had custody of my nephew since he was born and we are set to get permanent custody next week.

We want to start the Adoption ASAP. His birth dad is willing to sign his rights over but my sister ( his bio mom) isn't. She has had 14 months to complete her programs get housing and a job and hasn't. Will the court involuntarily terminate her rights? Or will we just be going to court... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 15, 2021

No. Just try it as soon as you can.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Q: if adopted parents decided they don't want child no more can a relative adopt them

I'm teenagers aunt shes 15

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

It is possible, if they are willing to relinquish their rights, but the parties really need an attorney--it's not d.i.y.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: can i legally adopt a dad

i dont have one mine left for milk

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 13, 2021

What does it mean to leave for milk?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Family Law and Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: FLMCAZ. Plaintiff filed petition for Paternity, respondent response was plaintiff is father. Resp. Aborted child.

Child was due 10/13/21, status post viability. Respondent should be held accountable in accordance to Arizona revised statutes child neglect. Respondent chaining to have aborted child legally via services rendered out of state on bases of roe v Wade. This is a direct complaint and the plaintiff is... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Oct 12, 2021

An individual cannot force the State to pursue child neglect charges and is highly unlikely to expend scarce resources to investigate those charges where an individual underwent a medical procedure which was legal in the state in which it was performed.

I do not think you will find much...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Adoption for Florida on
Q: I was adopted by my grandparents my blood mother was always in the picture she died unexpectedly mo will am I entitled
Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert answered on Oct 11, 2021

I am sorry for your loss on the passing of your mom, please accept my condolences. The answer to your questions is generally yes if you were named in a Will or Trust or if the estate was intestate (without a Will) then you can reference Florida Statute 732.108 (c) Adoption of a child by a close... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for New Jersey on
Q: i had my step daughter living with me since she was 3,i am married to her father,her mother is a cocain head,can i file

for adoption ,my step daughter is 10 now

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Oct 5, 2021

You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney, who will file a complaint to involuntarily terminate parental rights of the mother and for you to adopt the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: At home insemination Via sperm donor

I will soon be having a baby through at home insemination Via sperm donor. Me and the sperm donor agreed to sign his Rights away. How do I go about this? And how do I get a contract. Also would that paper work hold up in court if it came down to it? I’m not familiar with Florida law bc I’m not... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 1, 2021

I'm amused by your description of old fashioned copulation. Whether an agreement to waive paternal rights may or may not hold up in court.

And, as to the paperwork being signed by a same-sex couple, I assume both partners are women, one of them being the birth mother and the other...
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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: My rights were terminated in my I pay back child support can adopted parent get child support on me or back pay
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 28, 2021

No. They cannot get support from you.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: My sister passed away in Puerto Rico. I want to assume custody of my youngest nephew. His Dad has is not part of his lif

How can I get custody and how long does it take? My wife and I can take great care of him but we need to get back to FL in aprox 10 days.

Rafael  Pagan-Colon
Rafael Pagan-Colon answered on Sep 22, 2021

Good afternoon. As a general rule, Puerto Rico courts procure that guardians of orphaned minors reside within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; unless no other alternative guardians are available to care for the minor. A custody case requires that close kin be present at the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law and Adoption for Utah on
Q: Is there a US citizen requirement for adopting a stepchild?

I am a non-US citizen. My partner is an American biological father. His daughter is 6. Can I adopt his daughter after marrying him?

Jason F. Barnes
Jason F. Barnes answered on Sep 21, 2021

Great question. We have some answers. Give us a call 801-546-3874 and ask to speak with Attorney Jason Barnes.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Indiana on
Q: Hello I need to find what forms i need to file with the court so my husband can adopt my daughter.

bio dad is not around hasnt been in over three years. i have two other children with my current husband.i dont think bio dad will try to stop it but i cant get ahold of him to sign his rights over im in indiana

Kurt Kazmierczak
Kurt Kazmierczak answered on Sep 21, 2021

You can get sample forms from the clerk, or possibly even at your county's website. Without the biological dad around to consent, there are things that need to be addressed with the court in order for this to have a chance at working. This is a scenario that can get very complicated very... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Adoption and Child Custody on
Q: Can I adopt my biological daughter at her birth?

My girlfriend is pregnant with my child.. She plans to go back to her husband because she is still holding a conditional green card. She wants to put her husband's name on my child. I refuse to have my daughter carry the name of a wife beater.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 19, 2021

I am not a family law attorney licensed in Virginia.

However, even generally, a spouse giving birth to the child while married to her husband creates a legal assumption that the biological child born during that marriage is theirs.

Thus, can that female place the name of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Massachusetts on
Q: Does a reliquish of rights go I to affect the day it was signed. It was done in front of a notary public and witnesses

It is stamped, signed and dated and filed into court

Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa answered on Sep 15, 2021

It has to be filed with the Court and acted upon to take effect. If you have second thoughts you really should have counsel represent you!!

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Can my adoption parents give me to another family.

i get thretend and im not loved as much asi would like and i dont get treated right.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 15, 2021

Children (minors) cannot just be given away legally, more specifically the parental rights still remain with the parent. There are legal avenues that can be taken.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Okay I’m 17 and I’m wanting to date this 20 year old I’ve been talking to I want to know how I can get It legal

Okay he’s 20 And I’m in the dhs system but live with my grandma I want to know if there is anyway I can get consent from the person I’m staying with and a price of paper signed and legalized to state we are allowed to date and get rule and boundary so we don’t get into trouble we are not... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Sep 12, 2021

You would have to discuss this with your legal guardian.

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