In Indiana, if a parent in police custody agrees to sign over their parental rights, the appropriate legal action would be to file a petition for involuntary termination of parental rights in the appropriate family court. This petition is typically filed in the county where the child resides....View More
For a single person on disability, the ability to claim a child on taxes and potentially receive more in tax benefits than what they put in depends on several factors. These include their income level, the amount of Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) they...View More
No reason or notice, just told to get out. He had just gotten home from a short stay at the hospital due to mental health aggravated by his grandmother passing a few days before. Now he is not allowed to go get his things or his meds. Is this legal in Indiana?
In Indiana, abruptly kicking a 25-year-old out of his adoptive parents' home without notice or reason may not be inherently illegal, as he is of legal age. However, denying access to his belongings and medications raises concerns. It's essential to consider the specific circumstances and...View More
My son school stated he should not participate in sports because he was talking in launch. Than when I asked to speak with the instructor due to no previous issues with my son the principal became defense and won't allow it . After going back and forth and coming to school I finally met with... View More
In your situation, there are several concerns that might warrant further legal exploration. If your son has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and his removal from sports is related to his disability, this could potentially be a violation of his rights under the Individuals with Disabilities...View More
I filed for divorce and was granted it about 13 years ago, but was ordered to pay child support and was retroactively ordered to pay back-support all the way back to when my son was born, and along with other stipulations. My ex wife moved had moved back home with her family and had taken the kids... View More
In your situation, where you're facing child support issues across state lines, it's important to understand the complexities of interstate child support laws. Each state has its own child support guidelines, but they generally follow the federal Uniform Interstate Family Support Act...View More
In your situation, where you've fostered children for a significant period and are facing challenges due to allegations of abuse, it's important to understand your legal options. Yes, you can petition the court to have the children placed back in your home, but this process can be...View More
To address errors in a police report, you should first contact the police department that filed the report. Explain the situation and the specific inaccuracies you've identified. It's helpful to have any relevant documentation or evidence that supports your claim of errors in the report....View More
My wife has a 23 year old disabled son (cerebral palsy and has the mental capability of a 2yr old). He still lives in Colombia with his father. If I wanted to adopt him as my son, would the citizenship process be faster than it is for a normal 23 year old adult?
In order for an adoption to be binding on immigration authorities, the adoption must occur while the child is still under the age of 16 (along with some other requirements), therefore, if her son is already 23 years old any adoption would not be recognized for immigration purposes. But if you...View More
My ex tricked me into eating dog cookies by telling me they were regular gingerbread cookies. They were shaped like any regular gingerbread man cookie you would see. It did not have any smells that seemed off and the taste was bland to me. She used our child to get me to eat it. My concern is that... View More
If your son legally relinquished his paternal rights to the child, her rights were terminated. You are represented by Indiana counsel in your wrongful death suit concerning your son. This is a question for your attorney. Your attorney may think it best to provide the information to the Court...View More
In Indiana, if a new Power of Attorney (POA) is executed to replace a previous one for the same applicant, the new POA document itself typically does not require notification to the previous POA. However, it's a good practice to inform the previous POA of the change, especially if they were...View More
If you were attacked by your wife, and you now wish to pursue charges, it's essential to take action promptly. You can contact your local law enforcement agency or the prosecutor's office to file a formal complaint or provide them with the evidence you mentioned, such as the 911 audio...View More
I have 2 sons, (from different fathers) one is 4 and the other is 2. Neither of the fathers have been in contact since the beginning of my pregnancies. Do they have paternity rights? And if they do, how to I get them removed?
Has paternity ever been established? Are the fathers listed on the birth certificate? Do you receive any state aid for either child? Is there a child support Order in place for either child? What is your motive to divest either father of his paternal rights? Do you suspect that either of the...View More
As long as paternity is established or acknowledged (i.e. you share the same surname), and your father dies intestate (without a Will) as an only child, you are his sole heir, you inherit everything that your father owns. That said, if your father prepares a will and decides to leave his estate to...View More
I live in Indiana she lives in Ohio (approximately 32 miles apart) We never had child support issued by the court, we always had our own agreement. The state of Ohio determined paternity when he was 4 and that I had to carry insurance on him and have since. I’m am on the birth certificate as the... View More
In situations where both parents agree to a change in custody arrangements, it is generally recommended to seek a formal modification of the custody order through the court system. While you may have had your own agreement and have been able to co-parent without involving the court in the past,...View More
The service of divorce papers by the sheriff in Indiana typically pertains to the divorce proceedings in Indiana itself. The sheriff's role is to deliver the divorce papers to your husband and ensure that he is aware of the divorce case in Indiana. However, it is important to note that the...View More
My daughter has not spoken nor been around her birth father for 11 years now. I don't have much money to spend but want my daughter to legally be my husband's child. She has been begging to do this and we just don't have the resources or know how to do it.
If the birth father is in agreement with the adoption, a competent attorney with family law experience in or near the county where you live ought to be able to complete the adoption inexpensively—likely less than $5,000.
If the birth father objects, or you can’t locate him, it will...View More
U.S. Supreme Court practice is among the most unique and highly specialized areas of law. Because the U.S. Supreme Court has discretionary jurisdiction, it chooses what cases it gets to hear and decide. In any given year, the court hears 50-60 of the 7,000-8,000 cases filed. So the vast...View More
her after an incident of her showing up at our house for the second time, so she can not come onto our property. In return she filed a restraining order on bio dad who has full custody and she filed it against the daughter to try to make it where he cannot be around her legally, even though he has... View More
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