I just found out 2 weeks ago about my daughter and got paternity results. Will I be able to get her ? I don’t have a dhs case can I just file for custody ? I want her but do I have to be involved in this dyfs mess if I just found out about the baby ?
Thank you for your question. Sorry that you are faced with this issue. DCP&P (formerly DYFS) is obligated to reach out to you as the father of the child as terminating parental rights of course also affects you as the father. You need to involve yourself in the DCP&P case as soon as...Read more »
Ex pays child support but has had no contact in 3 yrs. Very minimal contact the 5 years prior) He is constantly arrested for drugs and driving with out a drivers license. He has had 3 dui's and recently in the last few months he has been caught driving on a suspended license. He is not active... Read more »
Thank you for your question. I can understand how stressful this must be for you. Step-parent adoptions are possible in the State of New Jersey. I would suggest that you and your husband schedule a consult with a family law attorney to go over options and any potential complications to your...Read more »
She has prevented me from seeing my child for over 2 years due to the fact she dislikes the baby father she is using that I have not attempt to see my child which is a lie ive tred but would never let me see her they live in Oklahoma i moved to Jersey to get my life together I just want my daughter... Read more »
Received any money from her at all the whole time I have had them she has had dyfs in her life since they were born. We live in New Jersey is it possible for me to petition the court to terminate her rights so that I can legally adopt them
You have to indicate whether you are in NJ or PA, which is not clear. I cannot address PA law, but given your facts, if true you may be successful. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good...Read more »
Parental rights are never terminated lightly because it's a constitutional right. However, if you motion the court and show that (1) the biological parent has abandoned his parental obligations and (2) that the best interests of children would be promoted through adoption, then yes. It also...Read more »
You start by having a consultation with an experienced matrimonial(family law) attorney. The attorney will explain the adoption process and depending on your specific situation, what will be required and what is involved. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best...Read more »
Your parents have a constitutional right to make decisions about you. If they're just acting in your best interest and you just don't like it, you should reconsider what you're trying to do and the shame you might bring them. If you already thought this through carefully, try...Read more »
Their father is in and out of jail and across the county my aunt has the kids currently and can't handle them due to her age and wants me and my wife to adopt through kinship is this a fairly straight forward case
I still take care of her as my own daughter and she looks at me as her father but now I want actual legal connection to her, is there anything I can do as far as adoption or otherwise to make that happen?
If you were with her since birth until she was eight then you are likely to be deemed her psychological father by the court. It's important to your foster child's well-being that you stay in her life. You should contact an attorney to help you.
It is possible, but will take a long time. Immigration is a very complex area of law. It is a lot more than merely filling out forms. You need to retain an immigration attorney to handle all immigration proceedings. This prevents errors that can sometimes prove costly and may even be irreversible....Read more »
You need to have an in person consultation with an experienced matrimonial(family law) attorney. There is no way to answer this question based on one or two sentences. You should not be discussing this situation on line anyway. Good luck.
I am interested in adopting or at least becoming a legal guardian of my finances son. We currently all live together and in the event something happens to my fiancé, I don't want him to be removed from my care.
He has been living with us full time for 6 months, we shared custody... Read more »
In order for you to adopt, the child's biological mother would have to have her parental rights terminated either voluntarily or through a DCPP action against her. Talk to a family law attorney in your area, many offer free consultations. From your questions, it appears as though you may have...Read more »
Sounds like he has very little rights. However, he is still the father. He could always clean up his life and petition for some custody. Additionally, if you moved without clearing it with the court you could be in for trouble down the road.
the bio father is not on the birth certificate, has never provided any assistance and has never even called to see how my son is doing. I am in the process of having my husband adopt my son, does the bio father have any rights to my son or since he pretty much abandoned him does he legally not... Read more »
You mentioned that you are in the process of having your current husband adopt your son, but I do not know what you actually mean by that. Do you have an experienced matrimonial attorney handling your case? If not, you are in so far over your head, that you will drown. This is a complex matter and...Read more »
My uncle is sponsored under F4 category. He has a family of five which includes his wife, two children and an adopted daughter. The adopted daughter was adopted in 2012 when she was at age 12 and has been living with my uncle for 6 years. My uncle had his interview yesterday but the adopted... Read more »
Your question is very complex and fact sensitive. You will need an in person consultation with an experienced immigration attorney right away. Immigration is a very complex area of law. It is a lot more than merely filling out forms. You need to retain an immigration attorney to handle all...Read more »
I came here in the U.S when I was 17 yrs old and had had to leave my one only brother behind my only family left and I am not 21 yrs old and he's 19 yrs old . I know I can't petition for him I've read about it but he's alone and ever since I've been trying to provide for... Read more »
He needs to apply for a student visa on his own. However it may take a while before one is granted, if at all. It is a complex process. He needs to apply to US schools and see if he can get a scholarship, among other things. Good luck.
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