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We have had full custody of our two grand boys. We haven't

We have had full custody of our two grand boys for 2yrs. We haven't heard from the mom in 2 yrs she doesn't pay a penny. My son can't keep a job both were on drugs my son has been clean for 1 year. He said he'd let us adopt them to keep from paying child support. Does she have to give consent? She abandon them! Her mom is threatening to take them away but I'm almost positive she's doing drugs too I know she's tried to commit sueaside at least once & had to be put away for a while. Do I have to give her visiting rights ?

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Cps wants to drug test me and my wife we have done nothing

cps wants to drug test me and my wife we have done nothing wrong but i feel like this is stupid and an invasion of our rights and privacey. neither one of us has anydrug related charges they are basing this on a car accident where the report stated the officers thought my wife was under the infflueance but they did not citation her arrest her or test her my wife may have had a sezior while driving but cps who has been harrassing us for 4 years wants us to test

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Cps has legal and physcial custody of my 14 year old

cps has legal and physcial custody of my 14 year old daughter through a chips petition. They now have finished investigation on our family and found that i maltreated my daughter by not reporting a sexual molestation of her that she told me about a week after it happened and did not go into details. I am a certified nurse assistant and this will effect my job for ten years. I have 15 days to request reconsideration. my lawyer says that I should do that but we will most likely have to take it to state level. The problem is we dont want our daughter back home. We want her in a in-residental treatment facility where three mental health hospitals have recommended. CPS stated in court that their goal is reunification. I dont think cps is going to help her and follow the recommendations of the hospitals as they didnt for three years. What do I do?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: MinnesotaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yes but he is not helping and hasnt listened to usJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: admit to two sections of the chips petition and not the part where we were neglectful by not providing our daughter with food, shelter, clothing, etc....and we didJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: yes everything of the last 5 years of trying to get our daughter help.

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My sons father did not see m from Christmas day until the

My sons father did not see him from Christmas day until the 25th of June for less than 10 minutes. The only reason he saw him was because my sons grandmother took him for the night and went to pick up his older brother from his father. Since then he has only asked to see him once and we happened to have plans for that weekend. He has no job, and no place to live. Can I file to get his parental rights terminated here in the State of Alaska?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: AlaskaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not off the top of my head.

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My sons father did not see m from Christmas day until the

My sons father did not see him from Christmas day until the 25th of June for less than 10 minutes. The only reason he saw him was because my sons grandmother took him for the night and went to pick up his older brother from his father. Since then he has only asked to see him once and we happened to have plans for that weekend. He has no job, and no place to live. Can I file to get his parental rights terminated here in the State of Alaska?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: AlaskaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not off the top of my head.

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I am an adopted mother of a teen son who I fostered at 18 mo

I am an adopted mother of a teen son who I fostered at 18 mo and adopted at 4. His biological mother, who's parental rights where involuntarily terminated in Ohio continues to text, call and post things on Facebook to him. He told me she is promising to get him a car and wants him to move in when he turns 18. She is a felon, drug abuse, doesn't work and is on probation. I would like to stop her from contacting him. I didn't think it was legal, and I want to protect my son.

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My son's father has not be in s life, physically,

My son's father has not be in his life, physically, emotionally, financially and I've remarried and my husband wants to adopt him, but the biological father after once giving his consent via text message not refuses and will not give me his address so that the courts can send him the forms needed in order to process our request. What can I do?

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In the state of NC two unwed parents have a child together.

In the state of NC two unwed parents have a child together. If the father signs the birth certificate does this establish legal rights & custodial rights or is the mother considered the custodial parent?

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My son is incarcerated and would like to be able to visit s

My son is incarcerated and would like to be able to visit his 11-month old daughter who is in foster care. Does he have any rights?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: California (Stockton)JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. I am not financially able.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not sure. I probably do and do not know what it is. Is there something else you can add?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.

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