My daughter’s biological father is not listed on the birth certificate and has never paid child support. We have proved paternity. He has never shown any interest is her whatsoever. My husband and I have been together since she was two and would love to adopt her. Do we have to get her biological... Read more »
I have 2 brothers who got adopted with me. My older brother moved out right at 18. My other brother is 10 and he’s pretty spoiled here. I want to live with my dad because it was a wrongful adoption. My mom had drugs in the house and my mom and dad weren’t even together. We were going to go live... Read more »
Ohio does not have emancipation for your situation. Here is a link with more information. https://www.ohiobar.org/public-resources/commonly-asked-law-questions-results/family-relations/circumstances-say-whether-minors-are-emancipated/
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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 »
my boyfriend has been there since I found out I was pregnant and has stepped up to be my daughters father. Her biological father has not been in her life at all. I told him i was pregnant. There was a possibility either one could be the biological father. I did a dna test on my boyfriend and came... Read more »
He can't adopt unless you marry him, and the biological father could object. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who handles adoptions, which are handled in the probate court. Also check the court's web site.
My daughters "father" has only seen her 3 times in her life and all before her first birthday. He has paid child support sporadically over the years but has never reached out to her or tried to contact her. She is now 14 and wants her Stepfather to adopt her. I am not sure what steps I... Read more »
We have been dating for 5 years (not married). So I’ve been in the child’s life the whole time. The father spent the weekend with the child 5 years ago then went MIA until child support was filed against him last year. This year he was granted visitation rights without even establishing a... Read more »
My daughter is 5 her father has not been in her life at all. Never contacts me never reaches out to me about her. My son is 2 his father has never reached out to me either never contacts me about my son. I'm currently pregnant and my child's father isn't around and I would like my... Read more »
Yes, you can have him sign the birth certificate. You can adopt without the father's consent only if after applying the father is given proper notice. That he has been out of the child's life with no contact for over a year is a grounds for the stepparent adoption.
His biological mother didnt visit him at all in 2019 and has only called and seen him once in 2020 back in march haven't heard from her again. This is very typically of her and it's tough on our son! Am I able to just adopt him since she has very little to no contact with him? How would I... Read more »
You can file with the probate court to adopt. The mother will be notified and she could object. If she has not been ordered to pay child support, then your husband could file to make her start paying. If you adopt, then her child support obligation would terminate. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to...Read more »
I want my finacè to adopt my daughter and become her legal father. Her father never signed her birth certificate only took a dna test for child support. He may be willing to sign his rights over to my finacè if it is needed. Does he even have any rights to sign over? Do we need to be married? I... Read more »
i have been in his life and primarily the one taking care of him when it is his shared parenting time. my boyfriend and i broke up. the mother wants to sign her rights over to me but still wants the father to have his rights. is this possible?
I signed away my rights so my child could be adopted. But it didn't happen and they came after me for support. I hardly survive on my check. But years later had another child and when we went to court the judge said since I had a child and I was disabled they should not pursue the matter any... Read more »
You'll have to try to work it out with the child support enforcement agency. Give them a copy of whatever order the judge signed regarding your child support. But that might not get them to give you the stimulus money if you had arrears.
If your father does not agree, then there might not be much you can do, unless your father is unfit, abusive, or has substance abuse problems. Parents have control of their children until they reach age 18 and are no longer a minor. It is normal for teens not to like the rules their parents...Read more »
Is there any legal way about somehow getting custody of my friend because he is like my little brother and I wanna see him in a better Situation and I wanna be there for him but I don’t wanna see him in foster care.
Husband wants to file for full custody of 10 year old son. His biological mother abandoned him almost 7 years ago and paternal grandmother took custody because father was not financially stable at the time. Need to figure out first steps in getting custody back from grandmother when the mother is... Read more »
In Ohio, typically the court that first decides custody rights of a child retains jurisdiction to decide custody matters involving that child going forward. That means, whatever court granted the grandmother custody is likely the court anything you wish to do will need to be filed in. In Ohio,...Read more »
Biological father hasnt seen or spoken to my child in years and hasnt tried or showed any interest in doing so can his rights be termintated so my husband can adopt my child . My child also has stated they dont want to see there biological father again or speak to biological father ever again. And... Read more »
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