I assume that you are the mother of the children, and that "his wife" refers to a person whom the father married before his death. The short answer is that she has no right to visitation with the children. If she were a grandparent, she would have a path to parenting time with them, but...Read more »
He had gotten with another woman and then moved out and we haven't been together since. 5 years ago he took our son and moved to Massachusetts without telling me beforehand (i spent two weeks panicking not knowing where my son was), and was told by several people that since we were still... Read more »
I'm very sorry to hear about your situation. Abandonment and infadelity are grounds for divorce in Alabama. It sounds like you would need to hire a private investigator to help locate your son. But, if you exhaust your attempts to locate your husband, you could be able to serve your husband by...Read more »
Birth father has never been apart of my child’s life nor is not on the birth certificate, or pays child support. Has never seen the child but once when we did the dna test. My husband whom has been apart of my child’s life and supported him financially and emotionally for 3 and half years wants... Read more »
No a step parent adoption in the case of a willful relinquishment of custody or proof of abandonment is provided for under Alabama law. What surprises people the most is the fact that the father must be notified, give his consent or have an opportunity to appear in court and contest the...Read more »
I have been in the kids lives since they were babies. Bio dad lost visitation in 2017 due to domestic violence and a history of child abuse. DHR removed them from his home and placed them with us giving them a protective order from dad. Mom just passed and now dad wants them back. I filed for a... Read more »
It is imposible to handicap your facts, however, if the children are doing well with you while in the custody of the state and placed with you, you are in a good position to prevail in a private custody petition.
I've always been in my children's lives.Me and the Mother although together didn't live together due to car accident I was involved in caused me to not be able to work for some time and we lost our home so only maybe a week out of a month we managed to all stay at either hers or my... Read more »
You have rights, but you have to assert them in Court. You were a necessary party in the custody proceeding you mentioned because you are the presumptive father. Did you go to Court? Why not if you didn't?? What evidence was adduced in that proceeding that kept you from having custody?
Willing to provide honest income info, but do not desire visitation or parental rights. I also do not wish to contact the other parent or appear in court. Is there a legal way to do this, such as voluntary child support?
Yes. You can admit paternity and submit your proof of income and they will adjudicate you the father and it will be over. Contact the attorney for DHR whose name is one the paperwork you received. He will be able to help you.
My husband wants nothing to do with me or my son. He cheated on me and left me and already has a new family. We've been separated over a year and a half and are finally getting this divorce done. His parents are trying to take me to court to take my child away from me because I won't let... Read more »
First of all, I don't understand the distinction between "legal" grandparents and "blood related" grandparents. THe grandparents are the parents of the biological or adoptive parents of the child. The grandparents have apparently taken you to court in a private custody...Read more »
Hello. The answer to that is "it depends." This is a question better suited for an attorney who practices in the county where the child lives. I will say terminating a parent's rights is the ultimate action a court can take concerning a child and they do not do it without very strong...Read more »
My boyfriend set it up so that his child support payments are deducted from his paycheck directly to Alabama DHR from day 1. We have every single pay stub from when it started. The kids are now 5 and prior to her putting him on the two boys lived with him. A few months ago we took her to court due... Read more »
You need to answer a few questions. Prior to him paying when they turned one, was mom on assistance? If she received any payments from the state of Alabama for assistance without a child support order, the state of Alabama can collect it if an order of support is ever entered. This is probably what...Read more »
Child’s father left when I was 7 weeks pregnant and child is almost 3, doesn’t know the father as he hasn’t been around the child. We live in Alabama and he lives in Tennessee, he recently took a trip to Florida but didn’t bother to ask to see our child. Hasn’t had contact in almost 6... Read more »
Termination of parental rights is different for each county. And your question is confusing. You said first he hasn’t seen the child in three years and further down in the paragraph you state the last contact was six months ago. That’s a big difference when trying to terminate. If he’s seen...Read more »
I’m trying to contact someone that could help me out with my child support case. This has been ongoing since 2010 with my ex mother in law xxx she was granted temporary custody of my children until I got on my feet, but the children were never in her care. They were with me and my ex husband from... Read more »
As long as there is an Order for support in place, you owe the money. You need to take her back to court to get it changed, however it will have to be done where the children reside. Wherever they are, file to domesticate the Alabama judgement and then petition to modify the child support. Sounds...Read more »
My daughter’s father and I have joint custody. He lives in another state. He has not contacted my daughter in 4 months. Before that it was 2 months. He has never paid his court appointed child support. He has not followed anything from the divorce papers that pertains to my daughter. My question... Read more »
If he has gone for more than four months without providing any emotion, physical, financial or other support and has no contact with the child for that period you can file a petition to terminate his rights. You have the burden of proving that he has in fact abandoned the child within the meaning...Read more »
Father has never helped or tried to meet son.His name isnt on birth certificate.I gave birth in TN but have been living in Ala. Trying to figure out how to get paternity testing or acknowledgment of paternity form and in which state should i file?
He was ordered to pay child support back in October, but has only paid one month so far. He keeps giving the court the wrong names of his employers on purpose to avoid payroll withholding. He only makes token attempts to talk to our son for only two minutes at a time every night. He calls at the... Read more »
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