I get no compensation. I don’t want my dad to get into trouble and get my siblings taken away. I want to know what my options are to get out of my house. Could I move in with a different family member? Would I get in trouble legally for leaving?
You generally have only two options - let your mother know so she can Petition the court for a change of custody or report that you are being abused to children's services or a school counselor or your doctor. If you report abuse there will be an investigation and you and your siblings could...Read more »
If you are over age 18 and your biological parents consent you could have your biological parents adopt you and that should amend your birth certificate. Check on this with vital statistics but it might work. Just be aware that this could effect any benefits or future inheritance rights you have...Read more »
If you signed a reaffirmation agreement on the Dodge, the lender can still pursue a judgment post bankruptcy for which you would be liable. If you did not sign a traffic, you can simply turn it over to the lender and walk away. Check with your bankruptcy attorney as to what your signed and your...Read more »
Why risk being charged with custodial inference? When he turns 18 he can live anywhere he wants. Just tell him you have a room waiting for him when he turns 18 and he can stay as long as you both want.
Adoption terminates a parent's legal rights to a child. If there is no legal father, there are no rights to terminate. However, it is best practice, if the father is known, to have him served with the petition. If he has had no interaction with the child for at least one year, the adoption...Read more »
I'm depressed here and my dad is a drunk who's very controlling and abusive, I can't live with my mom right now because of a misunderstanding concerning a legal issue with her boyfriend, can my best friends mom adopt me so I can be in a stable household my senior year??, she's... Read more »
In short, not at this time. It sounds like what needs to happen is for you to disclose this abuse to either a counselor or to Child Protective Services. Generally they will place you with the closest stable family member who is willing to provide care. However, be aware that your father will...Read more »
Since she is over age 18 she can consent to her own adoption. It would cut her off from any inheritance rights from her adoptive parents and could have other adverse consequences with her adoptive parents. If all she wants to to share your name, she could do a legal name change. A legal name...Read more »
Well for starters, you haven't clearly expressed what is going on. We know you are a minor. You recorded your mom saying she hates you and she wants you to leave - which was probably during the heat of some argument. I don't think anyone would take that as a final statement of your...Read more »
My birth mom never told anyone she was pregnant with me and gave birth with me without anyone knowing. I'm one of the oldest in five kids which are all enrolled in the yurok tribe but because my father who is enrolled in the tribe along with all my brothers and sisters. But since I was adopted... Read more »
This is a bad idea, and I would advise against it for many reasons. Mother can't just give up her parental rights, unless they were terminated by a court order. You will need a judgment/decree of adoption, which will make you the legal parent of the child. You should consult with an attorney...Read more »
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