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I want to adopt my same sex partners biological daughter.

I want to adopt my same sex partner's biological daughter. There is no father on her birth certificate and I have lived with and supported her financially since July of 2009. What do I need to do?

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Tina

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I am in a same sex relationship (female) of 9 years. We currenlty

I am in a same sex relationship (female) of 9 years. We currenlty live in PA. In Sept. 2011 my partner legally adopted (second parent adoption) the daughter I (we) had via in vitro fertilization from an anonymous donor in May 2011. There is no father. We are moving to Ohio with in the next few months and are now concerned how this will work. Will she still be considered the baby's other parent?Thanks so much!!!

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A-LEGAL-MIND

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getting lesbian parental rights with adopted child

I'm currently out of a relationship with my ex which is the same sex as I. We have been separated for about 2.5 yrs and she has already taken away my visitations with him when I became involved with someone else. I'm single again and now everything is fine for know. History:Our son was adopted back in 2007 at 5 mos. He is in her name because at the time we were unsure if the gay thing was alloud and she is military and we at least needed him to be able to get those insurance benefits so no arguing that. Well now after lots of heartache behind not being able to see him once before I'm affraid it could happen again. While we are in good terms I would like to see what my rights are and how can I become his other legal parent?

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In the State of Florida, can two gay sex males, unmarried,

In the State of Florida, can two gay sex males, unmarried, both divorced from their respective spouses, and whom now are living together, adopt each other's children inorder to have their "own family" and by force of law create "new" siblings, inspite of their separate children and their non-gay mothers' objection to the idea?

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Ely

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I have a daughter who since the birth of my grandson has been

I have a daughter who since the birth of my grandson has been in a lesbian relationship. My grandson is 22 months old. He is calling them both mommy and I am very concerned. Now they are breaking up and my daughter wants her ex girl friend to have rights over my grandson. The father is paying child support but not a real active part of his sons life. They are talking about him signing away his rights.The ex girl friend is trying to have my daughter sign papers giving her some kind of rights. I understand how the state of Florida feels about lesbian adoption but I need to know if this girl has any leg to stand on and is there anything I can do.

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Brandon M.

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I'm researching the termination of parental rights and the

I'm researching the termination of parental rights and the effect it will have on an outstanding child support debt. My boyfriend is the father of a child he has never seen, the mother moved to WA state, remarried and has another child. She has implied that she wishes to have her new husband adopt my boyfriends son. I'm trying to see what this will mean for his outstanding debts for child support.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: That's the tricky part. The child was conceived in Louisiana, the mother then moved to Florida where the child was born, they now live in Washington State. I'm not sure which court to file the petition under, or which child support service to contact.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes we talked to an attorney in Louisiana, but he thinks that it would be best to hire a Washington lawyer since that is where they currently reside.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Asad Rahman

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That would be great.. yes, Family Law related

Hello there, That would be great..JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: VirginiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Family Law related

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Lucy, Esq.

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I have had primary custody of my 9 year old for seven years

I have had primary custody of my 9 year old for seven years but sharing joint custody. The parental plan is for her visitation every other week and Wednesdays. She is bi polar, borderline personality disorder. She has been in the hospital once this year for suiciadal tendencies. Over the last month she has been threatening suicide giving me full custody or even checking back into the hospital. All documented in text messages. This last week has been hell, I have not denied her visitation however she has given it up several times. My son does not want to go to her house anymore. She constantly harasses me and accuses me of child alienation although she is kept up to date on everything going on in his life. He says that she sleeps for hours at a time and lets him watch Hard R rated movies while sleeping. He has come to me crying due to the guilt he feels for watching them. Deadpool and KickAss super hero movies which I said no way never they are adult films hiding behind the super hero genere. Sorry for the long intro but it is relevant. What do I need to do to stop all of this? I'm suffering from the constant texting and harassment and he wants nothing to do with her. Do I need to file for full custody or what recourse do I need to take that is beneficial for my son? He is scared of her and afraid to talk to her says she is always yelling. I told her this and she goes crazy on me with this child alienation stuff. I don't know what to do.She is always depressed and has confided in me until this last week. What is best for me to do?

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Ely

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Background: I divorced in NC State, wake country, 5 years

Background:I divorced in NC State, wake country, 5 years ago. I pay child support for two children 11 and 16. MY ex wife works 5 days a week at a hair salon. Child support calculations using the NC State Child Support worksheet show I owe 1800 a month. I pay $2000 a month.Problem:She wants to hire a nanny and pays her $250 / week. approximately $1000 a month. IF she does this, does it count as a child care expense in the NC State Child Support Worksheet. What is a reasonable child care expense for an 11 year old and 16 year old when the mother works during the day and has the kids full time?

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