Brent T. Geers' answer The 2-month old's paternity is clear: he or she was born during the marriage and so your husband is by default the father whether he acknowledges it or not. The paternity of your oldest child is less clear, and you may eventually need a court ordered DNA test if your husband challenges paternity.
If you are planning for a divorce, it would seem that you could list both children, and paternity would be determined through that proceeding.
Brent T. Geers' answer Sentenced as in a criminal case? Not unless he was caught and charged with soliciting a prostitute or something like that. The police and prosecutors do not charge people criminally for cheating.
Brent T. Geers' answer I am confused by your question. If the man you consider to be your father is on your birth certificate, I don't think an adoption is possible or even what you're after. The adoption process is, very simplistically, a means to name a legal father. In the eyes of the law, that man is already your legal father. Even if an adoption is possible, of course, it cannot change who your biological father might be.
Brent T. Geers' answer The one thing you cannot get out of is child support if its determined that you are the legal father. Whether you are involved with the child (and the mother) is ultimately up to you.
Brent T. Geers' answer If he doesn't show up, the court will likely grant you the relief you want. Just know that a court can only order specific parenting time; they cannot make a parent actually exercise it.
Generally, as the parent who moved away, he would be responsible for all or a significant portion of the cost to exercise parenting time.
Courts generally don't ask kids under 14 which parent they prefer, and even when they do, the judge uses the kids' opinion as just one of several factors in...
Brent T. Geers' answer You will need to file a motion. You may do so either through a local attorney or some courthouses have a legal assistance center that can provide you with the appropriate forms to get you started. Until a motion is granted and a new custody or parenting time order is in place, things will stay the same.
Brent T. Geers' answer A lot of moving pieces here, but a paternity test is not a requirement for a man to be deemed the legal father to a child...especially if Mom is not claiming some other man is the true father. That said, it's likely - given that CPS was involved - that as part of the POA process, they also have Father and Mother sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity. And since his mom already has custody through the POA, she absolutely has standing to seek guardianship. Mom's mom may contest it - essentially...
Brent T. Geers' answer You probably should file a motion with the court asking for an order that until he can present proof of having a valid driver license, he needs to arrange alternate transportation. Unfortunately, other than for the actual exchanges, you really have no way of controlling whether he'll ever drive with the child during his parenting time. If he is caught doing so, of course, he could be arrested.
Brent T. Geers' answer By your question, I assume you believe this person is the father of a child. First step is to file a paternity case in the county you live in indicating that you believe this person is the biological father. He will then have the opportunity to affirm or deny that allegation. If he denies it, the court may order him to take a DNA test OR he would be presumed to be the father.
Brent T. Geers' answer You should get the case transferred to your county here in Michigan since this is where the child no lives. The child, then, cannot be moved more than 100 miles or outside the state of Michigan by either of you without an agreement or the court's order.
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