Hi, I'm trained and experienced in family law, and I would love to help you through your current situation.
Have you terminated the parent's rights to the child?
The parents have given me legal custody of the child
Have you petitioned to terminate their parental rights?
That's what you should do next.
What state are you in, so I can find the form for you.
Let me check
This is the form: www.courts.state.va.us/forms/district/dc531.pdf
okay, thanks, XXXXX XXXXX parents for my niece lives in another country...will that affect the process
That just means they will likely default.
what "likely default" means
default means that you win automatically, without the other side being available to answer
okay, i have not look at the form as yet...
Page three I believe it is, is the form for petition for termination of parental rights
so, i will complete that page and submit to the court in virginia along with my legal guardian document...am i correct?
Submit that along with a petition to adopt
That would be governed under statute 63.2-1201: http://law.justia.com/codes/virginia/2006/toc6302000/63.2-1201.html
great, thanks. so with these 2 documents I will be able to do the adoption, is that right
The second is the statute which governs the petition. The first you just fill out. The second you work with.
so the 2nd document will sum it all up, correct!
For the second document, use this and the form will be on the 13th page I believe: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/courts/circuit/pdf/CCR-A-05.pdf
Substitute your county for fairfax county
The Virginia law will be the same, as governed under 63.2-1201
You are most welcome
Best of luck!
Is there anything else you may want to share with me regarding this process
Read each page of those two documents. While they contain sample forms you can fill out, they also contain many pages of explanation.
Read them twice, before filling the forms out.
Again, for the second, you will have to substitute your county with Fairfax County.
So, you might want to copy the format in word, with the substituted county (unless you are in Fairfax)
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can i print this chat, so that i have all the websites
Yes, of course
Do you have everything in front of you, or do you need me to resend anything?
I have them all in the chat in front of me
I think that's all for now
Come back with any questions you might have, and ask for max713.
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