Lydia Seifner's answer Step-parent adoptions usually require the parents to have been married for six months first. Otherwise, you meet the requirements for adoption. Get married first, and then after six months, contact an adoption attorney in your area to assist you.
Lydia Seifner's answer Unless there is a court order granting the father visitation and or custody; an unwed father has no rights to the minor child, and cannot take the child out of your custody without your permission. If there is an existing court order, I encourage you to seek out legal assistance to file a Motion to Modify as soon as possible.
Lydia Seifner's answer Unless the two of you are married, or have an existing court order, you are the only one with rights to the child; he can't take the child anywhere. Furthermore, it does depend a little upon the conditions of his release, but typically, if he has been released on bond, he won't be able to leave the state either.
Lydia Seifner's answer While an unwed father does not have rights to a child without a custody orders from the court; the damage here is already done. You might be able to sue him for the costs of having the tattoo removed but otherwise I can't think of many other remedies in Missouri. If all the parties are in Colorado, then Colorado may have an additional remedy available; in which case you would need to speak with a Colorado attorney.
Jennifer L. Rench's answer In Missouri, a court would determine the presumed amount of child support by entering information on a Form 14 worksheet. There is information missing from your question that would be needed in order to determine the amount of child support.
For example, in some situations the child support calculation allows the payer to take a credit to lower child support based on the number of overnights the payer exercises with the child. Joint custody doesn't describe the number of overnights one...
Lydia Seifner's answer He cannot sign his rights over without someone else to take his place, like a step-parent adoption. However, the two of you can agree to an order for no child support, and no visitation, if that is what you both want. He can also dismiss his petition, if he desires. Talk to an attorney local to you about the process.
Lydia Seifner's answer That's incorrect. If an unwed father has not be proven to be the father in court, then he has no rights to the child; only the mother does. While the police are very knowledgeable about what constitutes a crime, they tend to be lacking about civil matters. Your sister may claim her child, and if she needs law enforcement to escort her when she collects the child, it might be best to call the sheriff instead.
Andrea Rogers' answer If you pay the speeding ticket fine, points will be added to your driving record and your car insurance rates may increase. You can hire a traffic law attorney to get your ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation such as "Illegal Parking" so that you won't have points added to your record and your insurance company will never know you got the ticket. You will have to pay a fine and court costs, but you won't have to appear in court, and the court will give you at least 30 days to pay.
Cary Nathan's answer Participation in a debt management program is never a bar, in and of itself, to seeking debt relief in bankruptcy. Whether or not the attorney fees may be paid in installments depends upon the policies of the individual attorney that you hire to represent you. I personally offer payment plans, but cannot speak for any other attorney.
Jennifer L. Rench's answer Residency is a factor in where you file your divorce, but a person doesn't forfeit marital property just by moving out of the marital home. In Missouri the court will set apart to each spouse such spouse's nonmarital property and will divide the marital property and marital debts equitably. More information would be needed about the 401(k) to determine if any part of it is marital property and if it is then we would look at the overall marital property picture to see how the marital property...
Lydia Seifner's answer You can ask the court for an accounting of the funds the elder brother withdrew and if the funds were taken for purposes other than for caring for your parents, then he would have to pay that back to the estate. Additionally, you can ask for the profits from the timber he removed from your property, but whether you ask for it as a part of the estate or in a separate tort action, will depend on if the property has gone through probate yet.
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer The answer to your question depends on the lease term. Unless the lease states otherwise,if the lease term is set to expire on July 31, you must vacate by that date, regardless of notice time unless you wish to stay and the landlord accepts the August rent.
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