My husband is wanting to voluntarily sign his rights over to his 3 year old son.. He loves him but the mother
has kept him away for 3 years and the child now knows another man as his father so he doesn't want to interfere with the life he has now considering the child doesn't even know him and the mother will not allow him to.. We have tried court but she pushes it back and it has been two years and only one court hearing for a drug test.. He just wants to have an agreement that the child is to be adopted by the man he thinks is his father, and still allow all 3 of his kids to know each other even though he will not be in the picture.. He will willingly sign his rights over but we do not know how to do it to get the child adopted so the birth certificate isn't blank and to have documentation of the siblings still knowing each other and having a relationship..
JA: Because family law
varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Yes we have spoken to him but he tells us that we can't do that, that his rights have to be terminated but I know that is not true considering he hasn't been in the child's life for three years and the child has his own life without him so it would be in the best interest to not interrupt his life
JA: What advice did they give you?
Customer: Nothing! He told us we had to wait on court and get visitation
and stuff that we could sign them over
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: The mother has pushed the father out of the child's life.. She has let him FaceTime before but then stopped and she kept him updated for a while (only for court) then stopped.. The mother wasn't his rights terminated but we have a stable home, jobs, ect so I know he will not terminate them.. My husband says "I just want him to be happy and he has a family now so it would be wrong of me to interfere but I don't want her years later leaving this man he calls daddy and hurting him so I want the man to adopt him so my son can have a daddy forever and not just when she wants him to.. I want all 3 of my kids (including the one he wants to sign over) to know each other as siblings because it isn't their fault all this got messed up so even if I am not in the picture I want my kids to have their siblings and get some type of visitation..
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer
about your situation and then connect you two.