My son is 16 months old. The last time I spoke to his father was four days after I told him that I was pregnant. He was fairly wishwashy about whether or not he wanted to be involved in his child’s life, so I told him that he had my number and to call me when he made up his mind. I never heard... Read more »
It may be possible for your husband to adopt your child once married. In order to do so, the father's rights will have to be terminated. Lack of contact and/or support for over 1 year is grounds for termination, if the judge finds it to be in the child's best interests to do so. You should consult...Read more »
A lady found my dog and I responded to her but she kept saying she would give me my dog back but then she stopped answering me. Found out she adopted her out without my knowledge or consent. How do I go about getting my dog back into my care? Mind you this was in Colorado and a year ago. I just... Read more »
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...Read more »
I adopted a dog 3 weeks ago from a shelter. The shelter advertises that the dogs are dewormed and up-to-date on the bordetella vaccination I heard a horror story from a neighbor that they bought a dog from there and he was sick. So we took our dog to the local vet to make sure he was in good health... Read more »
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...Read more »
Regardless of what I want, the Mother and her husband are going to seek adoption. Speaking with her lawyers, she will give assurance she won't go after back child support, even though I just found out about this child. I would like to know my options and if I should seek council.
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...Read more »
My son's father and I have been together since he was 1. His mother has not called or seen him since the first few months we've been together. She has missed his 2nd and 3rd birthdays. They have a custody agreement of 4,3,4 (split) but the last time in 2 years and only time she asked to see him was... Read more »
I have a daughter that I haven't seen in 8 years. Her mother married a great guy and has carried on. My daughter and I have gotten back in touch and have been patching things up and her mother and I have been getting along. My daughter's stepdad wants to adopt her and my daughter has on numerous... Read more »
I do not want my son to have any contact with him due to the way he has treated me for the 10 years we were married, and even now after the divorce. I don't want my son to see that anymore. He never adopted him. I am remarried and my husband wants to adopt my son. I currently have sole custody,... Read more »
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...Read more »
I am almost done adopting my daughter. Her biological father has signed off on everything, but the court sent back a decline to set an adoption hearing due to a defective affidavit of abandonment. (lists wrong child)
The issue is her bio father did not abandon. Why do I even need to do this... Read more »
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...Read more »
My sister, who is a U.S. citizen passed away, and custody was granted to dad by default. He was deported, and then my nephew was sent to live with him in Mexico. I haven't spoken to him since the day before he left for Mexico, and the father is ignoring everyone in the family trying to contact my... Read more »
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...Read more »
He told me an attorney told him he can take the kids whenever ha wants without my consent and can go to court to get them back. I adopted them almost 7 years ago after parental rights were involuntarily terminated.
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...Read more »
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.
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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