The actual law regarding the parent-child bond can vary depending on the jurisdiction and specific circumstances. In general, the law recognizes the importance of maintaining a strong bond between parents and their children. If your oldest child is missing and in the custody of ICW (Indian Child...View More
If she comes here to have the baby then you will most likely avoid the legal issues of multiple states and thus making it easier and cheaper for you. Kinship adoptions are a fairly simple procedure and most adoption attorneys can assist you and most of us will give a free phone consult to make sure...View More
The non custodial has been absent since 2017 and paid child support only one time in dec 2020 is my wife able to adopt my daughter? The non custodial parent lost her rights in court and has failed to cover her part of support and has had little to no contact over the last 6 years.
Step parent adoptions are very common and to answer your question, and based on your given facts, probably yes. There are some avenues we often pursue to get that permitted through the courts. This is not something you will want to do on your own if you suspect resistance. Contact an adoption...View More
I was told there was a statutue that said children who have been adopted out can still inherit from their biological parents if the parent dies intestate, but I am having trouble locating it to verify if it is correct. Is this correct and can you please help me locate the statute that confirms or... View More
Yes this is correct. A child who has been adopted inherits from both the biological parent as an equal child share and from the adoptive parent as an equal child share. So long as there is not a will in which specifically omits that child - This is a combination of statutes (Title 84 of OK...View More
WOULD NOT THE CASE IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF MARTINDALE A ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT CASE BE THE SAME AS OKLAHOMA UNIFORM ADOPTION ACT? ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT OPINION STATES THE 1 YEAR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS MUST BE STRICTLY APPLIED (FROM THE DATE THE DECREE WAS ISSUED) SO THAT AN ADOPTION... View More
Arkansas Supreme Court is authority over Arkansas state matters. Could it be used as persuasive in Oklahoma, maybe but it is by no means authoritative. The Oklahoma Uniform Adoption an act applies to Oklahoma adoptions. Your question is only going to be answered by getting with an attorney and...View More
The attorney will have this (or should) - and a consent has to be given in front of a judge who normally conducts adoptions. If you need assistance most of the members on here will give a free phone consult.
This is an Arkansas case and Arkansas law. You could ask an attorney in Arkansas how it affects adoptions within their state (or connected to their state if it is an ICPC adoption). However, in general it does not affect adoptions in Oklahoma, unless Arkansas is where the baby is born, because then...View More
Not while he is your fiancé / after you get married then you can do a step-parent adoption. But the biological father will still have to give consent or you will have to prove in court why his consent is not necessary. Contact a family lawyer/adoption attorney for your best course of action.
If you know who the father is then you need to get the dna completed and then have him sign a consent to the adoption. This is much faster and easier than having to do other things when the father is unknown. Contact an adoption attorney for your best course of action.
About a year ago, I decided that it was in my daughter's best interest to sign my parental rights away to allow her step dad to adopt her. I did this because we had been dragging out a custody battle for 4 years without ever actually going to court for custody. Every court day was more and... View More
Your case has specific details that will be best suited with an attorney rather than this forum. Most will give a free phone consultation. I suggest you contact one sooner rather than later so that you can insure your rights if they in fact still remain intact.
DHS is not involved in any capacity other than as a pass through for payments. I'm aware that future payments will no longer be required. Arrears was being pursued pro se and only by her. Does this also cancel the contempt case on child support as well. Could I also ask her to drop arrears... View More
You should contact and familY and adoption attorney to best evaluate your specific scenario. However, I would suspect they could negotiate a term for your consent to waive anything in arrears. While this is not guaranteed if an awoc is being pursued, it could be something pursued through a consent...View More
The first step is to file a claim form with Unclaimed Property. After a caseworker is assigned to your case, they'll instruct you on the documentation needed to release the funds. I would recommend reaching out to an attorney for further help if the caseworker tells you that you need to show...View More
Since an adopted child still receives a childs portion of the estate of biological parents, I would send them notice in this matter as well. However, you can send it via certified mail and this is cost less than the sheriff/process server.
Okay he’s 20 And I’m in the dhs system but live with my grandma I want to know if there is anyway I can get consent from the person I’m staying with and a price of paper signed and legalized to state we are allowed to date and get rule and boundary so we don’t get into trouble we are not... View More
My child's dad hasn't seen him since Father's day and has talked to him 3 times since then over facetime. He was talking about moving so I brought up to my boyfriend about adopting my child. My child loves him like a dad and my boyfriend loves him like his own. We also are having a... View More
Technically, if the adoption is not final before you divorce then it will become an issue, as the statute does not allow two single people to adopt the same child. It can be one person or one married couple. If you get divorced after the adoption is final then you will have custody questions just...View More
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