A guardian, his mother does not work, and really does not provide for him.
answered on Jul 14, 2022
You could bring a motion for custody as a de facto custodian, if you’ve cared for the child at least six months in the last 24 (need not be consecutive), however the statute also requires that you be the “primary” caregiver. If the child is with you on weekends and with mom during the week,... Read more »
SHE USED THIS OTHER MAN TO OBTAIN CONSENT FOR MY ADOPTION AS MY REAL FATHER WAS IN VIETNAM!
answered on May 16, 2023
As you may imagine, this isn't something that comes up often. I think your adoption is valid. In California, I believe an adoption needs to be contested within one year or three if fraud is alleged. I would need to check for Minnesota.
Why is this a concern?
When a U.S. citizen adopts a 15-year-old foreign national, and the adoption takes place in the child's native country, are immigration benefits (allowing the adoptive parent to apply for a family-based U.S. visa for the child) conferred onto the child immediately or after a certain waiting... Read more »
answered on Jul 15, 2021
A child is an adopted son or daughter of his or her U.S. citizen parent if the following conditions are met:
The child is adopted in the United States or abroad;
The child is adopted before he or she reaches 16 years of age (except for certain cases where the child may be adopted... Read more »
My stepfather (legally) married my mother a few years ago while I was a teenager. He is from France, and he lives in the US as a permanent resident but is still a French citizen.
I read that under French law, plenary adoption can occur until age 20, and citizenship is automatically granted... Read more »
answered on Dec 8, 2020
Call the French embassy in Washington DC or Minneapolis Minnesota if there is one in Minneapolis, and start the process there. The staff employees at the consulate can tell you in about five minutes whether or not you qualify for French citizenship. I wish you the best of luck
My step dad goes into blind rages and verbally and emotionally abused me and kicks me and my siblings out of the house, when I leave the house because I don’t feel safe which is legal in Minnesota they threaten to take away everything like my phone and car to get me to come back to where I... Read more »
answered on Apr 30, 2020
First let me say how sorry I am for this difficult situation you are in, and you should seek assistance. As far as emancipation, Minnesota Statutes do not provide either the grounds or a procedure for emancipation. Minnesota case law has established that a minor can be emancipated by a legal... Read more »
I want to get emancipated because of failure to parent, can I get adopted by someone else, or is there a different process to that?
answered on Apr 30, 2020
Yes. You are legally considered to be an adult, however Minnesota law is clear:
259.241 ADULT ADOPTION.
(a) Any adult person may be adopted, regardless of the adult person's residence. A resident of Minnesota may petition the court of record having jurisdiction of adoption... Read more »
Me and my boyfriend got a puppy and we weren’t able to keep him due to us having a baby on the way and it added tons of stress we didn’t need, so we gave him to the human society. The person we bought the dog from found out and is telling people we signed a contract and we didn’t pay for the... Read more »
answered on Mar 30, 2019
Sure; in America anyone can sue anybody for anything at any time (even without a lawyer in small claims court). Winning the lawsuit is another matter. Save all your receipts, text messages, emails and all other documents.
My niece and her youngest child were killed 4/2/18 And her 2 surviving children were taken from our care by the biological father of the younger child. They were taken to their "grandmothers " whom ny niece has told several authorities and family members she would never want her children... Read more »
answered on Apr 17, 2018
Very, very sad for you. You should consider hiring an experienced family law attorney to help you. These type of proceeding are quite complicated and you will need expert help.
answered on Mar 4, 2017
Unfortunately, your question is too vague for me to interpret it and provide an answer. Whether you are heterosexual or homosexual (which I cannot determine from your question), the same sex marriage legalization would be of no consequence as both types of marriages are treated equally under the... Read more »
We want to know how to take baby home after birth of child. What paper work needs to be done to make this happen. This is our last chance to become parents.
answered on Jul 19, 2016
Has the baby been born as of today? Hire an attorney to help you, many offer reduced fees for adoptions.
answered on Dec 20, 2010
No, grandparents have no visitation rights unless established by a court order. These rights are difficult to establish under normal circumstances and most likely impossible after an adoption.
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