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This is attorney Bill being of assistance today. Just a few questions surrounding your custody and family law matter.
When was the last time you were in family court in relation to your nephew ?
Did you adopt the child ?
What was the exact order of the court for custody, and does the father have any custodial rights this moment ?
Did the father relinquish his parental rights ?
Thank You for following up with me on your question.
As you are now responsible for the legal decisions of the child, if you wish to change this you will have to go to the Family court and apply for a modification of custody order stating the reasons you would like to relinquish your custody, with the State then being responsible of taking care of the child.
Similarly, the natural father can bring a petition before the family court for the reestablishment of his paternity rights. The clerk of the court can help with the filing of the correct petition.
Should his parental rights be reestablished, then he will automatically be reinstated as a custodial parent.
So you should bring two petitions before your family court.
Please follow up with me if you need more information.
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