He has not seen the kids regularly since july 2014. He saw them once in June 2015 and once in July 2016. I have been told that because he “pays” child support even if it’s because he is garnished I can’t take his rights away. I am remarried and my husband wants to adopt them
What you were told is not exactly true. The statute states that a child may adopted without consent if the non-custodial parent has not provided financial support in 12 or the past 14 months ... OR ... has not made reasonable effort in the past 12 of the previous 14 months to establish or maintain...Read more »
The respondent does have an attorney but we didn't want to get to the court hearing day of and the respondents attorney ask for another continuance because she can't locate her client. We have guardianship of our two nieces for 21 months and filed for adoption in September. Court date for adoption... Read more »
You would have to give the attorney notice of the hearing. It is very easy to mess up an adoption, so much so that most attorneys will not even attempt an adoption case. You really should have an attorney that really knows adoptions to help you and they will be able to deal with notice issues.
Adoptions are so complex that most lawyers will not even attempt to do an adoption. An adult adoption will be easier than a child but I think it would be worth your time to meet with an expert to learn the process and your options.
Parent’s are still required by law to pay child support even after a parent’s rights are terminated. A parent is relieved of any further child support obligation upon the court receipt of a final decree of adoption. A parent would always be required to pay the back child support, pursuant to a...Read more »
Clean 100% and she passed her tests. Also she is pregnant.. horrible situation turned worse. We want to help her and she is coming to live with us. Us being my husband and i, he is her brother.. She is due next month. Dhs wants to take this baby too... because her boyfriend is still on durgs. But... Read more »
DHS is a funny agency in that it sometimes all depends not the case worker you have. There is a big difference between having your child removed based on a deprived action and having your parental rights terminated. If she is working a plan after a deprived adjudication or waiver, then it makes...Read more »
Now my court appointed lawyer withdrew. And told me I need to file a " entry of appearance". How do I do this, and where do I fie it. And what is it for.? I'm so lost and need help before I loose my parental rights to my son. It was a default judgement I was late for court.
It is not possible to teach you everything that you need to know to handle the case over the internet. You really need to hire an attorney right now and see if they can help you set aside the default. Act quickly!!!
First, in Oklahoma a step-parent adoption requires you be married to the child’s parent for one (1) year. Second, you have to meet the qualifications set out in the law, mainly dealing with criminal history. Third, If the child is over twelve (12), they would have to consent. If these...Read more »
I was given sole custody, all divorce states is I have sole custody and respondent to pay X Amt of child support.No visitation was granted etc. Nothing has ever been paid, and he has not even had contact in nearly 3 years. He has had CF and CM arrests in the past few years (drug abuse)with deferred... Read more »
If the biological father has not had substantial contact with the child in 12 months, you may be able to proceed with an adoption without the biological father's consent on the grounds of abandonment. Failure to pay child support and lack of interest in exercising visitation in this time can be...Read more »
Typically, adult adoptions are an easy process. The law requires the consent of the person to be adopted and the consent of the spouse of the person adopting. However, I recommend consulting with an immigration attorney.
He hasn't paid child support in years or seen him in a few years. His Bio dad said he would sign if that's what my son wanted, my son will be 15 this year. His biological dad is in jail in Texas and does reside there.
He was told by judge that paternity needs to be done at his cost. It's been 8 months since hearing. The parents are not married and the mother was married to another man at time of conception. The mother's husband was not on child's birth certificate and does not claim child but the other man does... Read more »
I have aspergers, ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy. I am 29 years old I live in Oklahoma. I fell in love with a girl who has microcephaly. We both have drivers licenses, graduated high school, and can dress ourselves. She got pregnant and I found out her mom was abusing her so I went to legal aid... Read more »
She gets up at 6am every morning and works till 6pm chopping wood all day making 4x4x8 stacks of wood. Only paying her $20 dollars per trailer. That is below labor laws. She had told me other things in the past that were disturbing and cried not to go back and she was reported runaway last July... Read more »
the option to be guardians or adopt. His great grandmother is his adoptive mother at this time, she is 73. He has been in my life since he was weeks old on a constant basis. I married in April 2017. When xxxx's daddy passed away, he was 3. He began receiving survivor benefits. Since living with us,... Read more »
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