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My husband and I adopted tow children through cps. Later we

My husband and I adopted tow children through cps. Later we were asked to consider opening our home for foster care. We agreed. After only 4 months we chose not to take any more children because of the constant intrusion to our home. Then I received a call from cps that they received a call regarding our adopted child. This is crazy. We are both professionals and have raised 4 successful adult childrenWhat rights do we have to refuse their Co tact with our son?

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My son, who is 17, has been asked to terminate his parental

My son, who is 17, has been asked to terminate his parental rights by a former lover and he is willing to do so. Will the state of Missouri prevent permit voluntary termination?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Missouri.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, she is in her first trimedter. Neither she nor her parents want him to be involved.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of.

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When an illegal is in USA, fathers a child, leaves to go

When an illegal is in USA, fathers a child, leaves to go back to Mexico for 7 months, then comes back (says he has a work visa) owes back support and now has attorney to get 3 times a week visitation with his child, what steps can be taken to stop this? The ultimate would be if he would relinquish his parental rights all together (he is now living with a divorced woman who has 3 children and is now pregnant with this mans baby due in October. Can you guide us in the right direction?JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?Customer: United states citizen....the father is not legal. He said he came back on a work visa. I might add, when he left for 7 months, he only tried contacting around 3 -4 times and that was "how is _____?" response was fine, he never asked to speak to the child or anythingJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: as in court system? He now has an attorney going for 3 times a week visitationJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He has threatened in the past that he could "take the baby and go fast" I consider this a very serious threat

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My question is about custody. about 2 yrs ago my husband and

my question is about custody. about 2 yrs ago my husband and I separated because he had an addiction. I had to take him to court for custody and i was granted sole legal and physical custody of our now 4yr daughter and he received supervised visitation.about a year ago we decided to work things out and moved back in together (around Nov. 2015).Recently, things have not been working out and he has become verbal abusive. During this time frame he also has neglected our daughter by refusing to put her in a carseat or seatbelt while driving his truck (he did this on several occasions), he also would take her on our neighbors pond without a life jacket despite the neighbors request that he do so. He was also drinking and driving on the way home from work (not with daughter in car) and didn't care. lastly, he left her at the barber shop one day with strangers in the shop so he could run to a nearby food lion for a few minutes.then most recently, about 4 weeks ago he got so angry at me that he physically assaulted me leaving a laceration on my arm. After that incident, i left the house and went to my parents and have been there ever since. In the past 4 weeks he has asked to see our daughter and i agreed with supervision only. He refused and still has not seen her but continues to ask for time alone with her. I respond every time with supervision only. i also got a protective order against him in the meantime.so my question is, first, is my original court order still valid since we lived together? and will the courts keep my order status quo because of the abuse, and child endangerment? i am very concerned about his angry and i don't want him to harm our daughter or put her in harms way.

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I was incarcerated and my child was put in the child

i was incarcerated and my child was put in the child well-fare system. i didn't want to relinquish my rights, but I did, without the consultation of a lawyer and under duress. i had a lawyer assigned to me in the case, but we never corresponded and i never received any advice from him. I'm out of prison now obviously and I want to know if there's any way that i can re-establish my parental rights or get some type of visitation with my child, even though she's been adopted by her grandmother.

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My ex-husband,my sons father has said he is willing to

My ex-husband,my sons father has said he is willing to relinquish all rights to my eleven year old because the child is a disrespectful brat. He just asks I get the papers drawn up and that it releases him from any and all child support obligations and that our son cuts off contact with him. Is this possible and if so how? The man is emotionally tearing this boy apart with emotional blackmail and he has been physically , emotionally,and mentally abusive to me and has extremely bad parenting skills not to mention a quick, potentially violent temper. I know my son needs a father and if this man were in any way a positive force in the child's life, I would never even consider doing this. I need advise please....JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: UtahJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: He brought it up last evening, after threatening to "beat your ass when I get you for my parent time tomorrow" (said to my child). I am going in this morning to attempt to file for a protective order. There is a police reportJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My son and I are legitimately afraid of this man and he purchased a .22rifle for the boy as a gift and took him to a gun range where the boy says he also produced a handgun that my ex carries for protection now. I'm terrified.

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I am in a voluntary cps referred outpatient program due to a

I am in a voluntary cps referred outpatient program due to a positive voluntary drug test. Cps told me a physician from the lab would call to discuss my current medications but that after more than a month has not happened. I am a single mother and I am in group sessions three days a week with extra assigned hours on weekends for outside meetings. My follow up drug tests have been negative and or showing lowered levels. They are now trying to force me off a prescription for which I am prescribed for my arthritis. I am a vet and I need this time to be looking for full time work. My daughter is still with me and no recommendation for removal has been made. I need to know my rights. I have had to turn down interviews because of this and I need to work.

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I have couple question regarding my marriage situation. This

Hello i have couple question regarding my marriage situation. This my background :I have been married with my husband for 5 years, we have kids together, during my marriage he controling me and our kids because his religious beliefs (he believe that he have power over me and the kids, he is christian and very fanatic with his own belief).For example he will change all the idea the way we live because when he read his bible and he convicted about certain thing he would change the way we live, this is always happen during our marriage, one day he decided to shut off our internet because he convicted that having internet is sin, and other time he decided again to have internet and after that he decided again to shut off the internet and many things just like that he doing this without thinking about my feeling and our kids feeling, when i talk that he should consider my feeling before make decision he will say he believe he doesnt need my consent , because he using the bible that said woman must submit to their husband.After that now he want to sell our house because he is convicted that having debt is a sin. Now i cant tolerate this because i dont want to rent a house if i have choice to own a house and i dont want he controling me anymore so i want to get divorce but part of me i dont want too because my kids and i dont have support and money to divorce him.Everyday i live in my husband controling behaviour, sometimes he want like this in other time he want different things, Im stay at home mom for 5 years, and i dont have my family over here. Im so stress and depress with this situation.My question is1. Is it okay if i want to go away from my husband for a couple months.2. He is not allow me to bring my kids with me to my country when i need to go away, what happen to me if i do not bring my kids with me? Do you think i will lost my parental rights if i leave my kids with my husband just for being away for a couple months?3. Do you think his controling behaviour is emotional abuse? Since i feel so scare and worry everytime he come up with a new doctrin from the bible.4. Can i keep my house even though he want to sell it?5. He never want to work with me even i beg , he always believe that i need to follow what he want regarding the bible.

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Parental rights were terminated for our child and we have a

Parental rights were terminated for our child and we have a closed adoption. The birth mother has now decided that our child now 8 of whom we have had full time since age 4, that although she doesn't want him back she wants to communicate with him. Since neglect, abuse, alcohol n drug charges and jail time for mom was in his past he says his mother should get on with her life and leave him alone. Birth father has never shown interest in seeing him. Can we stop birth mom from contacting us?

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