Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer Assuming your attempts to collect back child support are within Indiana law, yes. Please be aware that there are statute of limitations for collecting back child support after a certain age, emancipation or adoption.
John Mario Acosta Jr.'s answer When you get married and your significant other wants to adopt the child you must first terminate the biological parents rights first and then put the adoption through. The termination can be consented to or contested and if contested then a hearing will have to be conducted to see what is in the child's best interest.
John Mario Acosta Jr.'s answer Based on your question it sounds like you need to file a motion with the court for guardianship of the minor child. If the Father is contesting it then the court will decide what is in the child's best interest. That is the standard in Indiana, the child's best interest in matters like these. Additionally, courts are reluctant to take away or give custody to another if the biological parents are involved in the child's life and are fit to be parents.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer In adoption like any other matter relating to child custody, almost everything is is considered. Everything must be done in the best interests of the child.
So is the breed of your dog relevant to adoption? It could be. The history of your dog's temperament is probably more important than the breed. There are probably bigger concerns at play though, like if you can provide a safe and loving environment for your brother to grow up in.
Paul Stanko's answer You can contact your ex's attorney if you are now pro se, and tell him or her that you are giving up the custody battle. I am sure that the other attorney will be happy to draft the necessary paperwork. Be very aware that the other attorney is not representing you.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer Yes, you can represent yourself. I would not advise it as having an experienced family law attorney guide you through the process can make it go more smoothly and generally move along faster. However, that is your prerogative.
If you have remarried and your new husband wishes to adopt your children you will need the consent of the biological father or have his rights terminated. There are certain exceptions where you do not need his consent. Failure to pay child support or failure to...
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer Congratulations on your future nuptials. After you are legally married, your new husband can adopt your 4 month old daughter. The biological father can give up his rights by consenting to the adoption or refusing to contest the adoption.
It can be much more complicated than that if the biological father chooses to contest the adoption.
However, there are also certain instances where the biological father does not have to consent, such as when the biological father has...
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer Yes. This was actually litigated and decided on in the past year. Indiana must list both spouses in same sex marriages as parents on their children's birth certificate.
Mr Jeffrey D Heck's answer In many counties, you must have an attorney to work on probate case. Larger cities do require attorneys. Look at your local rules, as posted on the Indiana Supreme Court website www.in.gov/judiciary.
Mr Jeffrey D Heck's answer The most involved step is that you need a social worker to produce a home study report. This can be done through most adoption agencies. This report is intended to demonstrate to the judge that you are financially, physically, psychologically, and legally able to adopt. With this report in hand, most of the rest of the work is done by the lawyer
Terrence Rubino's answer call the county bar association and it should be able to direct you. if you live in lake county there is a legal aid clinic in gary. if you live in hammond, there is a hammond legal aid on hohman ave. good luck.
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