Kristina M. Bergsten's answer If she adopted the dog out to a third-party who did not know the situation, in other words, a “good faith” third-party adopter, there is nothing you can do to get the dog back from that third-party, unless you know who it is and you can try to buy the dog back from those people. The only option you are left with is to sue the woman who adopted out your dog for the value of your dog and any other ancillary expenses.
Juliet Piccone's answer Probably not; it would depend on whether they purposely lied and would also depend on the adoption contract. As with any sale, pets are usually sold/adopted as is. Even if you could sue, your damages would be limited to what toy paid for treatment, and you'd need a vet to testify it was necessary. So it would not be worth it most likely.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer You should retain an attorney to fully explore your options. Ordinarily, you would have a responsibility to pay child support, even possibly back to birth, and certainly going forward. You may also have the option of being recognized as the child's legal parent and be entitled to an appropriate relationship with her. You should understand how adoption would impact you.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer The adoption would have terminated your child support obligation. Therefore, you should not be still paying current support. You are still responsible for any unpaid back support.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer You may be able to adopt him if the court decides she has abandoned him and that it is in the child's best interest to have you adopt him. You should retain an attorney to help you with this
John Hyland Barrett III's answer The only way to terminate his rights is if your husband adopts your son. If that happens, his father will no longer be liable for current support. You should consult with an attorney to discuss this.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer You need a court order which defines your custody rights. The 3-year-old may be your legal child, even if not your biological child. You should retain an attorney to help you do this.
Stephen J. Plog's answer More information is needed, including as relates to when you separated, how long you have been divorced, if there are any orders in place regarding your son and ex-husband, and how long it's been since your son has been in his care. If your son has not been in his care for the last 6 months and there are no orders in place regarding your son and ex-husband as relate to visitation or custody, then he does not get to just file something. Adoption by your new husband would stop anything tied...
John Hyland Barrett III's answer If you do not want to get a lawyer, then it is your responsibility to make sure you are doing it correctly. The judge is not allowed to discuss the case with you except in formal court proceedings. His assistant is not permitted to give you legal advice.Adoptions are very complicated and proper procedures must be followed.
Stephen J. Plog's answer Unfortunately, under Colorado law, you likely do not have what's called "standing," meaning the legal right to seek custody of the child, given that he is in the care of a parent. Grandparents or great grandparents could potentially seek grandparent visitation, but aunts and uncles have no legal rights in a situation like this.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Review the adoption materials that you have. The termination should be mentioned somewhere as part of the adoption application. If this does not work you can also try the following:
(1) you can call the courthouse (ideally the courthouse where the termination occurred) and ask for help with the case number. Make sure to have the names of the parties, year of the termination, and (if possible) the county where this occurred. This is free.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer If the father's rights were terminated, he has no rights to child and certainly does not have any right to take the child without permission. This is simple kidnapping/child abduction. Call the police--mention that his rights were terminated (see if you can get the case number of the termination prior to the call).
Stephen J. Plog's answer If there is an ongoing CPS case, the mother's rights could be terminated in that case. If not an ongoing CPS case, mother being gone for 5 years would be a basis to terminate rights as part of an adoption.
Kristina M. Bergsten's answer Yes, you can sue the shelter for fraudulent misrepresentation of the health of the animal. Sometimes, however, some shelters have waivers of liability in their adoption contracts - so you need to check your adoption contract. If, however, the illness was so obvious that they should have known about it before adopting the dog out, like your vet said, then you might have a cause of action. I would recommend having an animal law attorney review your case.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer A requirement of the US Constitution is the release of court information to the public. If you requested a sealed record or the judge withheld information (e.g. you were a minor) there is an argument that some the information should not be disclosed. That said, the ability to effectuate a take-down is limited. First, it will need to be determined if the released information is lawfully available to the public. Second, you will need to contact every site that lists the information to request a...
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