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Please, in nc but this may be the way company operates in

pleaseJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: in nc but this may be the way company operates in multiple statesJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: nothing except an initialed warrant/affidavit with no county of record from DSS that other than the what was handed to us in executing warrant from DSS, in a month no feedback at all!JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes the landlords agent were the reporter were listed on affidavit, agaisnt DSS policy because if they get us out they keep are initial investment in purchasing the home and etc.

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Can statute of limitations on a closed agency adoption be

Can statute of limitations on a closed agency adoption be tolled in Louisiana if birth mother is serving a sentence for drugs? No cause of action has arisen, but just want to know should she start with any demands after she is released. (Mainly pictures and such). I was basically told to comply with requests for pictures (although uncomfortable in doing so for certain reasons) until statute of limitations has passed...basically to eliminate the possibility of her ever being able to claim some type of fraud by adoptive parents. According to La. Children's Code Art. 1263, that time would have already passed. Would her incarceration ever be able to toll the time limitations?

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Me and my mother's child are having me sign off on my

Me and my mother's child are having me sign off on my child's rights. Her attorney has told me that she wants a letter stating that I am the one that wants to start the process. What does this mean? Will I lose my rights but still make payments?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IowaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: We've been through the child support aspect and they have my making payments every monthJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I am currently hosting a foreign exchange student from

Hello. I am currently hosting a foreign exchange student from Germany. I want to legally adopt her so she can attend school in the US. She is 17 years old and from what I have read she may have aged out. Her family may be willing to waive their parental rights in order for her to be adopted by us. What are my options? She will turn 18 on December 24th, 2017.

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What are the proceedures to adopt a new born, louisiana, no

what are the proceedures to adopt a new bornJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: louisianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no baby will be born march 22JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the mother is like a member of the family

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How does adult adoption work between a step-parent and grown

How does adult adoption work between a step-parent and grown child that resides in two states?

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Legal inquiry into The term "related by blood". If the only

legal inquiry into The term "related by blood".If the only person who can pick up my child is a family member, related by blood , does that exclude parents who have adopted me?

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My mother wanted to establish her grandparent rights to be

hello. My mother wanted to establish her grandparent rights to be able to see my daughter who is legally adopted by her grandparents. How would she do such a thing?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: californiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no I have not.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No nothing that I can think of.

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My son-in-law, daughter, and ex-husband (who left me after

My son-in-law, daughter, and ex-husband (who left me after being married for 35 years for the other "gender") have literally poisoned my Grandsons, ages 16 and 14 against me, and I haven't seen, talked to them, or even been able to text them in almost ten months. I was stalked and sexually harassed by my son-in-law for four years, even after he was told to stop, and now I'm somehow being blamed. He has a criminal record (I have the court documents from his harassment with intent to molest his first wife when he was sentenced to 12 months in the Gwinnett Co. GA Correctional Institution but pled guilty because his wife had recorded his telephone conversations and his sentence was reduced with 12 months probabation, drug testing on a regular basis, and a hefty fine).I had been extremely involved in my Grandsons' lives and even kept them overnight when they were newborns while my daughter, who is a Nurse Practitioner, worked 12 hour shifts at night. She didn't trust the boys father to take care of them. He was verbally and physically abusive to both my Grandsons. I reported it to their school, and they told me to call Childrens' Services, but I didn't because they told me that they might remove them from my daughter and her husband, and I couldn't do that to her; she is a good Mom and loves my Grandsons.I had everything to take care of my Grandsons, crib, carseat, stroller, etc., and even bought formula and baby food myself, and they had, and still have, their own room at my house - I have a double bunk bed set for them. I have attended all their sporting events since they were 5 years of age. Now, because for the first time in 18 years, I defended myself and another family member against my son-in-law's oldest son (who also has a police record and was incarcerated as a juvenile for destroying the nurses' station and breaking out of a rehab facility) on Easter when he called another family member and myself disgusting names, which wasn't the first time this had occurred, my daughter and son-in-law have kept me from my Grandsons.It is a long story, but I was wondering what my rights as a Grandparent are to be able to see my Grandsons. The only time I have seen them in almost ten months is at their sporting events and two hours on Christmas Day when I gave them their gifts.Please advise me.Thank you!Michelle Wentz

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