The child is not a relative of ours and there is no previous relationship, but we learned of her situation and want to offer a safe place to stay since we’ve developed a bond and see that she needs some love and protection. We are in New York State.
She has met her biological father once and he is usually mia and wants nothing to do with her. Hes currently incarnated(hes looking at 15yrs) and has never paid any child support.my daughter is 14 yrs old and has had me in her life since 10 months old. Do we need his signature?
I’m a 25 year old man. My boyfriend of 6 years, got someone else pregnant. This was 2 years ago. Since then we’ve all had numerous discussions to reconcile and think of next steps. I’ve been in this baby’s life since before day one. And we all productively raise this baby together. There... Read more »
You can request that the court appoint a new attorney for you but you need to have a good reason. That you feel that your current lawyer isn't really helping you probably won't be good enough for the judge. You might be better off sitting down with your lawyer and discussing your feelings and...Read more »
and her son J (not married). G had a child with J. The child S was legally adopted by G‘s brother as S was born with heroine in his system and removed from the parents. J died in 2012. the old lady died in 2018. There is no will and the coop is in the name of the old lady. There exists another... Read more »
What rights does a noncustodial father who has paternity of his child & wants to file for child support on himself to apply for joint custody, can he apply for joint custody without applying to give child support, how soon should he do this and how will it affect his income. He loves his child and... Read more »
Child support is ordered at the discretion of the court in compliance with the law and after reviewing the facts on both sides. A parent can file for child custody, visitation, and child support via pleadings submitted to the court and served on the other party. The NY courts website and local law...Read more »
I have two siblings that share the same father (different mother's). I was adopted by my brother's father. Our sister is selling a house, but can't until my brother signs off, effectively splitting it two ways. A family member spoke to the attorney handling the property, and made them aware that... Read more »
In the past 8 years my sister has maybe seen my nephew 9 times. She has been drug dependent for years, in and out of jail and is currently incarcerated however will be released in October. She will not relentquish her rights. However I dont believe it is in his best interest to be with her when he... Read more »
Well, she will have to file something called a petition to modify a permanent order of custody. Just to get into court she will have to show a “substantial change in circumstances”; you and your lawyer will have an opportunity to re-but this. If she does manage to get the case in the court is...Read more »
my mother has had custody for over a year. the oldest boy was in foster care and we got him out and the youngest my mom got custody as soon as he was born. my sister has not seen the oldest since he was nine months and he's now 2 and the youngest she has never seen. there is a no contact order... Read more »
The courts want to reunite children with parents, but the facts of your case may allow you to keep the children. These cases are very fact specific and it depends on what efforts the mom would make to rehabilitate herself as the mother of the children. The test the courts use is "the best...Read more »
I am single but this is something we both want. In NY do you really need somebody to step up and adopt? If so, can it be anybody? I am single but this is best for everybody. Could my mom adopt him? Or would it have to be an unrelated male? Also, is there any way around that so nobody has to adopt?... Read more »
He can file a motion to terminate his rights. Then after the order of termination, an adoption petition can be filed. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about...Read more »
I am a female married to another female. We decided to have a child together. We did insemination at home. We were married at the time of it. I am on the birth certificate and she has my last name. My wife gave birth to her. We are now seperated. Is she legally by law my child just as much as hers... Read more »
You will have to file for custody rights in court. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media...Read more »
You must first file in court to terminate the dad's parental rights, and he would have to be served and be given an opportunity to be heard. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself....Read more »
What can I do? Islam prohibts the severing of the bonds of kinship. My son is being intimidated by his foster parents. They are manipulating him into saying he doesn't want to come home. The city restored my daughters to my wife's custody but they are holding my son. How can I prove this is a... Read more »
Why are your parental rights being challenged? I don't see a 1st Amendment violation at all here. You may have recourse under family law. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You...Read more »
Brother-in-law just came to the U.S. legally with his family but now threatens to abandon his wife and 5 kids by moving to a different state, without us knowing his location. please, what can we do to make sure his wife and 5 kids are taken care off before the mother can work?? can we hold him... Read more »
She can file for divorce, custody, alimony, and child support in court. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors,...Read more »
To adopt a child, you need to either terminate the parental rights of the relevant parents with sufficient legal/ factual basis, or have the consent of the biological parents. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation...Read more »
My girlfriend's step-brother was dating a woman with a daughter who is now 14. The mother passed away so the daughter now lives with her father. She wants to live with us because she feels better being here. Her home life is not the best because her father is an alcoholic who is verbally and... Read more »
The answer is a YES; unless you receive something called a petition in the mail ( certified mail return receipt requested & someone has to personally attest to serve… I would recommend "nail anx mail (we can discuss that) --- Anyway, off the top of my overworked head ...
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