My brother girlfriend died in March, he’s not on his kids birth certificates but he has the kids and I’m helping him. How do I go about legally adopting them or help him get full custody (either one would work for us)
He isn’t on the birth certificate and he moved cross country and is now married with another child. His current wife is trying to contact us and threatening with court so he can see his child. Who he has never seen. Can he get custody? And as her boyfriend do we have to be married for me to... Read more »
She lived with her mom until about 2 months ago. Her mom does not want to be responsible for her any longer and wants off of her birth certificate. Her mom also wants my wife and me to adopt her. As her father, I do not see why I would adopt my own child. Her mom states that if I do not adopt her... Read more »
While you would not have to adopt her, you and her mother would have to consent to your wife adopting. An intrafamily adoption is a fairly simple and affordable process. An attorney that handles adoptions can fill you in on the process and costs.
The adoptee will my aunt and her husband. The reason being is because I have physical disabilities and whenever it flares up I lose the ability to speak and my birth mother isn’t stable enough to be making decisions for me on my behalf
Because she is a relative, you can do an Intrafamily Adult Adoption by Acknowledged Act. Contact an EXPERIENCED adoption attorney. I just saw an adult adoption bungled by a non-experienced family law attorney.
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.
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 »
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.
He is not listed as the father on her Birth Certificate, it is blank. I was young and naive and thought I was going to get child support from him. They had to establish paternity but he did not show up in court. I received a letter a few months letter basically saying in the eyes of the court he... Read more »
The Mother's omission of the the father's name from the birth certificate, professing to not know who the father is, is fraud if she DOES know the father's identity. This does not compromise the father's rights.
The father has until twelve months AFTER he knows he is...Read more »
The bio dad's surrender would have to be filed in the adoption proceedings. You need to consult with an attorney who handles intrafamily adoptions, such as myself, to discuss the process and anticipated costs. Intrafamily adoptions are not nearly as complicated as a private adoption and are...Read more »
My daughters father has abandoned her, i'm remarried, but do not have the funds to pay adoption fees for my husband to legally adopt her. Non-custodial parent hasnt had any contact in almost 5 years, my husband has been her "dad" for the past 8 years.
His rights can only be terminated by action of the State (for example, in a OCS proceeding) or for purposes of an adoption. In this case, your husband can adopt the child, most likely without the father's consent. Intrafamily adoptions generally are not as expensive or complicated as a...Read more »
My son mother put him up for adoption while I was incarcerated without me knowing and my consent. By time I got any letter or documents it was a few days before the hearing and I couldn’t get a lawyer or anything. I showed up to court and they took away my parental rights and said when I got out... Read more »
My birth mom is seeking custody of me again because she knows how poorly my adopted family treats me. They have been horrible to my mental health and have been all my life, even resulting in a few suicide attempts and a hospitalization. Whats the process for her seeking custody? Is there anything,... Read more »
I am 15 and was taken in by my cousin when I was a baby and got my last name was changed at 4 years old. However, my cousin has been emotionally abusive all my life and has cause me severe mental health issues all my life. She has also been physically abusive but not as much as I got older. I have... Read more »
Although the adoption is not "reversible," your mother can still file seeking custody. Because she would be treated as a non-parent, her burden of getting custody would be high, and you would need to provide solid proof of the abuse you've described. If the abuse is serious, you or...Read more »
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