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Do I have to give the father's last name to my child or can

Do I have to give the father's last name to my child or can I give the child my last name?

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ScottyMacEsq

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If you have not been identified as the childs Dad and the

If you have not been identified as the childs Dad and the child is now 25 years old . Do you have to take a test or give any money.. The lady said 21 yrs ago said that is was not my child . I am in the state of colorado.

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NYFamilyLawyer

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Is there anyway to have my son's father's parental rights

Is there anyway to have my son's father's parental rights taken away if there isn't anyone to take over financial responsibility? Also his father wrote a song recently that involved the story of shooting an ex in the head, presumably me, should I do anything such as report it to the authorities in case we ever go to court? or would the song (and video of him singing it) be sufficient? Also does it even matter since it is an artistic expression and not a direct threat?

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LegalGems

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Looking to find out what rights grandparents have in connection

Looking to find out what rights grandparents have in connection with their grandchildren.Got a call from a distraught sister yesterday about her grandchildren. She has babysat them for years until a few months ago when her son left the mother as she is a total narcissist. She does drugs and gets antipsychotics on the black market. She also had a guy who is 10 years younger move in with her...when my nephew recently got the kids for his visitation rights, they both cried and said they don't want to go back to their own mother. The girl is five..the boy is three and told his father that the man living with mommy does things with is private parts/front and back...horror of horrors...now when nephew reported that to CPS. they said the kids would need to take a lie detector test.BUT First they groomed the kids without their dad in the room, going so far as to threaten the kids with a beating if they told the truth...this is in Michigan. I ask you what kind of animals work as social workers or for the state that they can get away with such evil as this....the mother put on a good act in the courtroom saying the kids were hers and she wanted them. My sister told me that when the kids come over they smell as their own mom never bathes them...so my sister is in essence the mother. I am sure that with a bad news mom, they probably aren't even being fed good food.A caveat to all of this is that the rotten abusive mom has a sister in law who is secretary to the prosecuting attorney...so as you can see between nepotism and crooked state workers this looks like it is bad for the kids and the father. No doubt the mother of kids wanted them for she is getting child support to pay for her filthy habits. What RECOURSE, I ask you does my sister have as a grandparent to save those kids and keep them from such abuse/sexual/physical and no doubt mental to boot! The bad news mom also managed to get the father of kids to put $30,000 into the house before he got out.MY sister raised 3 very fine sons, all working and doing well, and it is painful to hear that he is not only getting shafted by what looks like a welfare queen, but the state as well. So pls if you can, give me clues as to what my sister, the grandparent can do to save the kids. Since she pretty much raised them from babyhood as the mom/dad worked, they are very attached to her...she is an outstanding old fashioned mom--the kids love her.

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FamilyAnswer

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A friend of mine has asked me to adopt her baby. She is

Hello.. A friend of mine has asked me to adopt her baby. She is married, however the baby belongs to another man. We are in Michigan. Does the baby's father have rights?

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Alex J. Esq.

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Me again. I've been looking at long

"For Shubard only"Me again. I've been looking at long arm jurisdiction. I was on support from the state of texas for a few months. When I moved to Georgia that was terminated and I became on Georgia assistance...medicaid and food stamps.The definition I found wasn't really clear. Since I have been on assistance before from Texas but I am not currently...is it possible that there is long arm jurisdiction??

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S. Huband, Esq.

Attorney

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Question: How to get custody of child when parents aren't

Question: How to get custody of child when parents aren't married. The parents have been living together for about one and a half years. The baby is now a year old. The mother is young, age 20. The father is 26. Things have deteriorated. The mother refuses to take any responsibility for helping maintain the home. She takes every opportunity to run around with her friends instead of being home with the baby. The baby spends his time primarily with the father, his grandparents, and his mother and father. She will not cook. She is a dental technician but won't look for a job. She decided to go to nursing school but bombed out of that. Now she's in beauty school. She does work part-time at a shoe store. The father is a firefighter and a good man who has gotten himself into a big mess. Marriage plans have been postponed indefinitely. His family has helped them immensely and now she is doing everything she can to spite them and is using the baby as a pawn by threatening to leave with the baby and moving into her abusive grandmother's home. This is in Missouri where putative fathers have few rights. Is there any way for him to get custody of the child?

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Barrister

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my soon to be ex husband and I want him to waive his parental

my soon to be ex husband and I want him to waive his parental rights to our unborn child. I do not need child support and he just had a child with his mistress. I live in PA. His name will not be on the birth certificate.

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FamilyAnswer

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The father of my 3 kids hasn't seen them in 2 years. pays child

The father of my 3 kids hasn't seen them in 2 years. pays child support only if state finds him. which he only pays 96 a month . he doesn't call or even try to see them. my son has no idea who he is and my 2 girls told him on the phone they want to talk to or see him anymore. what are the laws on getting his rights pulled and what do I have to do. I would also like to know what I need to do to change last names to mine. 2 of them have his last name and one has mine. I want them all to legally have mine.

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FamilyAnswer

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