In Tennessee, whether a birth mother can place a child up for adoption without the father's consent depends on various factors. If the father's name is on the birth certificate and he has acknowledged paternity, his consent is typically required for the adoption. However, exceptions...View More
Great news! If you've been married for over six months, your husband has the opportunity to adopt your children. Although the biological fathers are entitled to notice, a skilled and creative attorney can assist in securing their consent, making the process smooth and stress-free. The judge...View More
Biological father lives in a different state and has made little to no effort to contact or see her. There was never a paternity test and for the entire pregnancy he denied being the father until she looked identical to him. He does not pay child support, however his mother occasionally sends... View More
I have recently been through heck and back since February of this year, My mom passed March 13th 2023 also, but my child’s father has not seen or talked to my daughter for 7 or so months, we have a court order for child support since 2017 . The last payment received was 12/12/22. When they try to... View More
Go to the local Child Support Office and take all your court orders about your child with you. They may be able to help you. If that does not work out, contact Legal Aid. You may be able to get a pro bono lawyer.
Adoptions are usually complicated. You will need to hire a competent attorney and have all the contact information for all interested parties. Your case probably involves termination of parental rights.
Hi, if the biological parents of the child have left the child with you for an extended period of time, you can petition the court for emergency protective custody on the basis that the child is dependent and neglected.
If the judge took your rights from you via a Termination of Parental Rights proceeding, there is no need for you to sign any adoption paperwork. You are no longer the parent when the judge takes your rights away.
I am the maternal grandmother of two boys. I gained custody in 12/2016 due to drug problems. Father has been in and out of jail for several years. Mother recently completed rehab and has legal issues due to drugs. I have not let the father have contact due to all the issues he has had in the... View More
Usually it takes a home study if non-relative adoption. In this case, you may be able to ask the court for an adoption and waive the home study. If both biological parents do not agree to the adoption, then you will have to do a termination of parental rights along with the adoption. There are...View More
i was lied to about everything from the beginning! first medical purposes only then I got a letter in the mail saying that I owed child support weeks and weeks later when the ones helping me with the child told me the reason they were offering me their help was because they could afford it and they... View More
Around the end of May, my boyfriend’s sister brought a dog to live with us. We said the dog could stay for 2-3 days, but she told us it would be until she moves out without even asking us. She has only paid for 1 vet visit (that I paid part of) and the very beginning essentials. Since then, she... View More
Vet records usually are not considered ownership documents in and of themselves. Purchase or adoption paperwork are #1; microchip or registration records are usually #2; then vet records at looked at. So, it's hard to answer your question. That said, since you know she is the original owner,...View More
You need a competent Georgia Attorney to file the Adoption Suit. Your prospective Daughter should come to Georgia for the Hearing. Since she is an Adult, there is really no possible way to contest it if she wants that. I recommend Georgia because when you die, the place you die at will control...View More
An animal rescue is trying to rescind an adoption and obtain a warrant to take back my puppy stating I am hoarding animals due to a dog fight on my property (5 cats & 5 dogs). I got rid of the vicious dog (foster - 6th dog) and the puppy was nowhere near the fight; kept apart from all others on... View More
I recommend you consult with an attorney. In general, anyone that has a contract in Tennessee could sue the other party for breach of contract allegations. Whether there was in fact a breach is a question of fact that would be determined by the Jury (if a jury trial) if the case proceeds to trial....View More
A termination of parental rights was signed thru an agency before baby was born, upon realizing the child was his he has changed his mind and wants to father the child. He was not present when the birth certificate was signed. Mother can still revoke decision until 23rd but would rather not
The children were taken to TN supoosed to be temporary for their fathers funeral but their older brother from a previous relationship from their father, is trying to keep them and get full custody . I signed a custody agreement that the grandfather made himself and had notarize that they will be... View More
You need to hire an experienced family law attorney from around Nashville. There are several issues presented in your question that you most likely cannot address without legal representation. I suspect a dependency and neglect petition has been filed against you. The burden of proof is high,...View More
If a father voluntarily terminated his rights after being asked by the mother claiming her current husband is wanting todo a step parent adoption then she never does the adoption then the father is left to pay child support is there away to Address the child support court with this matter to stop... View More
I gather from your question that you were asked to sign over your parental rights for a prospective stepparent adoption and termination of parental rights case. It is not the mother who files the petition, but the stepparent. If the petition was never filed and granted, then you are still on the...View More
My 11 year olds biological farther signed a paper when I was 5 months pregnant with her that stated he did not want any prenatal rights my now husband wants to adopt her do I have to contact her farther in order for this to happen he has never seen her nor does he want to
You should consult with a local adoption attorney to discuss your rights and responsibilities. The biological father will need to be served with papers if his parental rights haven't already been terminated for some reason.
Apparently your parental rights were terminated. You may be able to set aside that and the adoption, but it sounds like it might be too late. Possibly you were denied due process notice. Hire a competent attorney to find out what happened first, then decide what to do.
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