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.
answered on Feb 27, 2023
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... Read more »
We are recently separated, AND it would be for what is currently owed.
answered on Feb 15, 2023
Ms. Lipan's answer is correct, I think, as far as it goes.
Yes, for bankruptcy purposes (and some Indiana state laws), the amount you receive for your interest in property needs to be the fair/market value (and be able to prove that).
But there is another field of law to... Read more »
And they never ask family or a friend if they could take adoption or gaurdingship how do file for this
answered on Jan 4, 2023
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... Read more »
I'm in fear for my life
answered on Nov 7, 2022
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She promised me my family could be together and that our kids could be sisters again. I live in Indiana. Idk what I can do. If anything. She's very abusive and I could list the things I've gone thru that I have proof of. I have text messages of her promising me, not me asking her to... Read more »
answered on Oct 15, 2022
I no longer practice law and am only finishing up a few cases so I cannot assist you, I can only state basic principles.
I don’t understand the “$800 later”. If you only put 800 out of pocket consider yourself lucky.
If you want to sue her fraud you probably could, but the... Read more »
Is he allowed to come back to the property
Is he required to pay child support
answered on Sep 20, 2022
A Protective Order also called an Order of Protection can be filed in Family Court, Divorce Court, or Criminal Court. In order to exclude your spouse or significant other from the home, you will need to request an exclusionary order. This will require you to allege specific dates in your... Read more »
County coroners office says they did not take pictures of autopsy(only investigative pictures from the scene and they won’t release those) but the sheriffs department did take pics of autopsy. I have requested them and they denied them but I need them to have his case properly investigated.... Read more »
answered on Aug 15, 2022
You offer no explanation for asserting that you know autopsy photos exist or why the Coroner and the Sheriff would prevent you from getting them. The easiest way to memorialize your request for the documents is to make a FOIA request. Serve one on the corner and serve another on the sheriff.... Read more »
With the kids. I broke and let him. Now with me having same job same home for yrs and he had moved 4 times and was engaged twice within a year shows me he is unstable. What are my chances if getting full custody?
answered on Jul 9, 2022
There is much confusion about what "custody" actually means.
If there is an active case in Indiana for either Paternity or Divorce, then any party wanting to move out of Indiana is going to have the burden of explaining why that move is in the child's best interests.... Read more »
My husband has a daughter, her biological mother has not seen or talked to her in a year and a half. I would like to adopt her through stepparent adoption. We know we would have to argue for her rights to be involuntarily terminated for abandonment. My issue is, I have a DCFS case because prior to... Read more »
answered on Jun 20, 2022
Based on the facts you provide in your question, it is likely you won't have much trouble with an adoption. However, because you have that CPS record, it would be helpful to hire a family law attorney to guide you through the process and iron out any wrinkles with the court regarding your... Read more »
I moved to indiana from cali. When i lived in cali, i had to apply for help as i had a min paying job and the father became the daycare as daycare was outrageously expensive. He did side jobs and gave me money. I reported this as well. We eventually worked out our differences and moved to indiana... Read more »
answered on Jun 10, 2022
Indiana does not allow retroactive changes to child support. However, you can explain to a court that payments were made to satisfy child support to eliminate arrearages.
You should probably get the child support re-calculated now that your financial and expense situations are different... Read more »
Soon to be ex husband says his lawyer said he doesn’t have to prove me incompetent to get full custody just that he’s the better situation. In his mind he's the better situation because he's the money maker. I'm still however fully capable of taking care of my children and have... Read more »
answered on Jun 1, 2022
The fact that your ex has a lawyer only underscores the importance for you to retain an attorney and ask these detailed questions to that attorney in a confidential setting.
More generally, the legal standard in Indiana is the "best interests of the children" meaning that the... Read more »
I currently live in Texas and have been helping my daughter with her (currently 4yo) son since he was born, even though she lived in Oklahoma. I even kept her son in Texas for 6 months while she got on her feet. After the 6 months, she took her son to Indiana where she had her father & other... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2022
Your situation is complex and requires the dedicated attention of an experienced attorney.
You can be assured, however, that adoption is serious process with constitutional implications. Your daughter will have to be notified of any adoption proceedings and will have to be provided an... Read more »
Both parent are attending eachother hearing in cahoots to alienate me from my child with various accusations. I would like to consolidate the cases so that I do not have to go from court to court, and can go to the same hearing and court for both children
answered on May 22, 2022
There are rules of procedure that make this theoretically possible, but it is not at all common in practice.
Your best bet would be to hire an experienced attorney who can put together a compelling argument for why the Court should at least consolidate the evidentiary hearings for the two... Read more »
My parenting time has been suspended pending a hair follicle test being submitted to the court and my ex-husband in Indiana.. does that mean NO CONTACT? He won't let me speak to them by phone and has even changed my son's play station account password and email so I can't send vbucks.
answered on May 22, 2022
It is impossible to answer your question specifically with the information provided. Also, it would not be appropriate to provide more detail in this venue.
I would presume from what you have shared that the Court simply suspended in-person parenting time. You should read the actual order... Read more »
My ex (never married) is keeping the kids from me, she told me and an officer that an attorney advised her to keep the children from me until visitation is put into place. I have signed the paternity affidavit for both my children and for my son we signed a form with the health department agreeing... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2022
Your situation is exactly why you need to get an actual parenting time order from an appropriate court.
In Indiana, a Juvenile Paternity (JP) case will legally identify you as the father of each child and will establish the parameters of both Custody and Support.
The fact that you... Read more »
He now wants to include her in the will. He wants to make all the decisions on this and will not let his adult children help make this decision. He has some dementia, gets confused easily and should probably be in a nursing home. As of right now he had a will made out 7 years ago with me being the... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2022
Up front, it is important to remember that your father's property belongs to your father. He can give it to whomever he wants at any time.
With that said, the situation you describe does raise some red flags.
First, there is the issue of your father's capacity to make... Read more »
answered on Mar 30, 2022
I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks on such an urgent matter. This is something that an Indiana landlord-tenant attorney would have insight into. The question was overlooked under Personal Injury and other categories. If you haven't done so already, you could reach out to a... Read more »
As well as the witness feels like she can't go through with it , and is also the victim of the case ?
answered on Mar 1, 2022
If subpoenaed to court, then the spouse needs to appear so as not to be in violation of a court order that could result in her arrest. That being said, depending on the circumstances of what she would testify to, the spousal privilege may limit or prevent her testimony. She should contact a... Read more »
My ex husband was abusive and is racist. My daughters baby is mixed. 3 weeks ago she stormed out of my house with the baby because I said her boyfriend had to leave. What can I do to protect the baby or stop my daughter from taking him to Alabama. My ex husba beat me and my kids and my grandson... Read more »
answered on Dec 6, 2021
By default, your daughter, as the parent of a child born out-of-wedlock, has sole legal custody of the child and may make decisions on the child's behalf. However, if you feel the child is truly in danger and/or have evidence of the same, you can contact CPS to request an investigation, and... Read more »
My ex & I have joint custody with me being the sole care giver. He hasn't had our kids since the weekend of August 15th. Our son was hit by a car on August 29th & was transported to the hospital where he had 2 surgeries & was in the hospital for a week. His dad came for 2 hours the... Read more »
answered on Oct 5, 2021
Very sorry to hear about your son, I hope he makes a full recovery. Regarding the custody questions, if the father is not exercising the time he is entitled to under the current order, you may consider requesting a modification of the order to something that better fits the situation. Also, on... Read more »
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