answered on Oct 25, 2017
Possibly. Assuming you are married to the other parent, and there would need to be a showing that Mom has been a no show AND no support over those years, or that she would consent to this adoption.
I dated a young lady for 7 plus years on and off we have not lived together for the last 2 years but her son still stays with me. She has not lived together for the last 2 years but her son still stays with me.
What rights do I have to get custody of the Son. I have enrolled him at school.... Read more »
answered on Oct 25, 2017
Your rights concerning the child are limited to what the mother willingly allows you to do. At any time, she can call her son home and not let you see him again. Or, the father could come in the picture and start a custody issue, of which you would have no dog in the fight.
There is a... Read more »
Shouldn't they have to redo all of the cases that were during that time? I also have where my ex stood up in court and plead guilty for abusing me and stood up in court and said that everyone that called I me lied. He through him self under the bus and explains everything in the letters. Than... Read more »
answered on Oct 16, 2017
The answer to your title question is no. Cases are not reheard whenever a judge retires. You have (or had) an opportunity to appeal; that is the appropriate way to address your issues.
answered on Sep 7, 2017
You can, but I imagine every adoption agency or court will scrutinize you with a fine-tooth comb. Time and a significant change of circumstances are to your benefit.
answered on Aug 21, 2017
If your rights are terminated, you do not have legal standing to do anything concerning that child.
My boyfriend and i have been together for almost 3 yrs and he wants to adopt my son but the biological dad hadnt been around only met him once and has been in prison since 2012 how can we get his right terminated so he can adopt him?
answered on Aug 7, 2017
Once the adoption process begins the court or your attorney will handle the termination of parental rights as is required by law. However, the adoption cannot be accomplished, or the process begun, unless the two of you marry. Then the courts generally want the parties' to be at least 1 year.... Read more »
My fiance and I have been together and living together for 9 years. My daughter just turned 18 and lost her health insurance and we are trying to be able to get her on his insurance. Her birth father is not on birth certificate, never established paternity and hasn't seen her maybe 4 times her... Read more »
answered on Jun 12, 2017
Your daughter is 18 and an adult. You don't need the natural father's consent. Check with an experienced attorney in Probate matters regarding the adoption of an adult.
My aunt is raising and taking care of her other child but is not in the health to raise another. We want to keep the baby in the family but we don't want to wait for my cousin to mess up and land back in jail before I get the baby. Is there a way with her drug use and prior convictions that... Read more »
answered on Mar 30, 2017
Depending on the circumstances the father may have the right to prevent the adoption. I suggest you speak with an attorney familiar with adoption law.
He is not on the birth certificate and has never paid support. She doesn't even know him. Now he demands I give her to him or he will go to court. What are my options? Can she be legally adopted by the male figure in her life?
answered on Feb 23, 2017
If your child lives in Michigan with you, then in general Michigan would have jurisdiction to hear a step-parent adoption. The more complex question is whether or not her biological father has rights allow him to prohibit the step-parent adoption. If a court has found him to be the father through... Read more »
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