Kim Ebert's answer I generally advise fathers to register if they have concerns that they have fathered any children, other considerations including such as a desire to have a relationship with their offspring. Some men, for obvious financial reasons, intentionally choose not to register. A well drafted petition will likely include the relief you desire. Consult with an attorney.
Homer P Jordan IV's answer You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case, present you with the options, and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
Homer P Jordan IV's answer Ultimately that would be up to the judge, who would make the decision after reviewing the facts of the case. I'm assuming the abuse has been documented as well. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
Ellaretha Coleman's answer The new order should supersede the prior order on child support. However, if the child support is being collected by DHS, you may need to forward a copy of the new order to terminate the child support withholding.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Do the parents have visitation? How did you come to get guardianship? This is something that is probably best for you to sit down and discuss with an attorney in a consultation. Most attorney's offer free consultations.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer If the child has not graduated from high school, you still need to pay. It is not terminated until the child is no longer enrolled full time. Dual enrollment means the child is enrolled in high school and college at the same time.
Regina Irene Edwards' answer You have asked a specific answer for a complicated question. This cannot be answered with so little information. This depends on the circumstances and what the current custody order states. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney in order to get specific advice.
Homer P Jordan IV's answer You should consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action. There are facts of your case that need to be reviewed in detail, such as what your custody order was, to see if she is in contempt. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
Regina Irene Edwards' answer There is not enough information for anyone to answer this. The question was posted from Louisiana, so there may be jurisdiction concerns. We also don't know if there is a custody order in place or where that is. The fact that your ex is not the biological father may or may not be relevant. Generally, if there is a court order in one state, and one of the parties still lives there, that is where any new litigation has to be.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer If there is an open dependency case, the court and/or the Department of Children and Family Services will need to approve the placement. Unfortunately, you can not avoid the investigation simply by turning the child over to someone else.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer If there is an open dependency case, the placement will need to be approved prior to closing the case. This is especially true if the father has not legitimized the child. You should consult with an attorney to discuss your options.
Kim Ebert's answer The law changed some time ago regarding the procedures related to legitimization of a child and your acknowledgment may fall within the old law. At any rate, your issue really is a procedural one. That's where a lawyer comes in. You can spin around trying to figure it out, or pay someone a fee to figure it all out for you, frame the facts in an efficient manner. Money up front always saves a LOT in the rear. We went to school for this stuff.
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