Likely not much. Since your rights have been terminated, you are no longer an interested party in the adoption proceeding. Am attorney would need a lot more information to evaluate whether anything can be done at this point. I can assure you that without extremely competent local counsel, you will...Read more »
There really is no advantage to concealing this. By statute, the family court cannot draw any negative inference from a valid medical marijuana card. If the opposing party alleges substance abuse, you may be ordered to test randomly for an extended period of time. The card may help preempt that....Read more »
My three year old son has never had his father in his life. He is not listed on the birth certificate & he has my last name. Father has never paid a dime in child support or provided any emotional or physical support. I will getting married soon and we are expecting another child. Can my... Read more »
Two things could complicate your attempts to have your fiance from adopting your eldest: if you were married to the sperm donor at conception, at birth, or anytime between; or paternity has been previously established. You are still going to have to explain to a judge why the male who was present...Read more »
DCS took my son from the hospital becuz he tested positive for drugs. But my girl friend tested negative. Then they brought up an old case that my ex wife and I had. And the grandmother tried to have my son placed with her but the case worker told her right from the start that she was denied all... Read more »
He tells me she drinks all the time and dates he is a good kid is getting his diploma online and working a part time job. I have an apt with an extra room he can stay with me. Any info will be helpful.
If she has thrown him out, she may be willing to agree to let him stay with you. You should draft a simple agreement stating that she is giving you guardianship, power of attorney, and legal decision-making power and have her sign it in the presence of a notary public. There are numerous websites...Read more »
My first question would be: "Have you spoken with DCS about your desire to adopt the child?" If you are offering to provide a safe, stable home for your grandson DCS may be interested in assisting you in reaching your goal. From there I would have a lot of other questions that would allow...Read more »
Anything CAN happen but termination of parental rights is not an action the court takes without substantial justification. If you are merely talking about visitation rights the matter is less complicated. Unfortunately it is still far too complicated to tackle using Justia Ask-a-Lawyer. If you are...Read more »
i was with a woman 7/8 yrs (common law married) we have a child I paid for and inserted/incriminated the sperm my mom and I took care of ALL the daycare expenses until our daughter started school when she was three. Our daughter is 7yrs old now i have NOT once claimed her on my taxes yet i PAY FOR... Read more »
My girlfriends adult (18yr) twin daughters want me to legally adopt them. I have never legally married their mom. The paper work for filing an adult adoption seems easy and straight forward. My only concern is not terminating birth moms rights as their legal parent.
I lived on and off with my mom and son and she wouldnt let him be around me much so it couldn't be abandament. Lied about having custody when I would try to take him alienation is abuse and against the law right?
She has my son believing my step dad is his father and calling him dad he... Read more »
You will need to get a copy of whatever paperwork exists regarding your child. No one can give you any advice until they know what is going on. You should obtain the paperwork, either from your mother, or from the courts, then consult with an attorney.
Yes, unrelated third parties can seek custody or visitation rights pursuant to A.R.S. § 25-409. These cases are extraordinarily complex and involve constitutional issues. The family friend should schedule a free consultation with experienced family law counsel.
Apparently you have asked multiple questions on this. I just answered another such question. As I indicated, you should contact the clerk of court. Normally adoption case files are sealed, but you as the child's biological parent should be allowed to have copies of the file.
custody of the children. Why wasn't he ordered to pay as well. Children born in Nevada and adopted in NY and I live in Arizona where I pay child support. If the grandparents adopted them do I still have to pay - how do I find out if they were adopted. The children told me they were back in 2000.
You should have been given notice of the adoption. Contact the court clerk in New York to find out about a possible adoption decree. If the children were adopted, normally neither parent would be required to continue making child support payments.
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