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I am the mother of a 4.5 year old daughter that was born

I am the mother of a 4.5 year old daughter that was born back in California. Her biological father was never on the birth certificate, never paid child support, and never sought paternity rights. I decided it was best to move to provide her a better life, especially with events and empty promises from the father that were not in my daughter's best interest. We moved to Florida in April of 2013. He only attempted to contact us a coupe times, and mainly just drunk calls asking if I had a boyfriend, not concerend about our daughter. At that point I told him I thought it was best to leave us alone since it was evident he didn't care about my daughter and just considered himself the "sperm donor". I now have had a relationship with my finace for well over 2 years and we have another little 15 month old girl. Once we do get married, if by some chance the biological father of my 4 year old try to gain any rights, would my fiance have legal paternity of my daughter or should he adopt her? If adoption is the way to go, do I have to notify the biological father since he never established paternity in the first 2 years?

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Barrister

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Doctoral Degree

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I would like to adopt my spouses daughter and wanted to know

Hi,I would like to adopt my spouses daughter and wanted to know the best way to do this. We have a unique situation so here are he facts:-married in California 2/13 and we are a lesbian couple- spouse has one previous 15 year old daughter from an arraigned known sperm donor in Tennessee- no documents in place with him and he is listed on the birth certificate- spouse and daughter have lived in California since 2007- I would like to adopt the daughter for inheritance, Health insurance, and personal reAsons.What would be the best way to do this? We think he may not be willing to consent to giving up his rights.

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LegalGems

Juris Doctorate

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Good Morning, I am having difficulties with my daughter's

Good Morning,I am having difficulties with my daughter's biological father. He keeps insulting me and one day he is cool and admitting he is my baby's daddy, 5 days he is bipolar and denies it and insults me accusing me of lying. His name is ***** ***** the birth certificate. I am getting married soon and would like to know if my future husband can adopt her and give his name to her without needing to contact my "sperm donor".

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LegalGems

Juris Doctorate

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I reside in GA. In 2001 while married, we went through infertility

I reside in GA.In 2001 while married, we went through infertility treatment and ended up having to use a sperm donor because they were unable to find any sperm in me. In 2008, we were divorced and we have joint physical and joint legal custody of the children. The children go to school based on my ex-wife's address. At the time, I did not think it would matter and was naive in thinking she would move out of school district. I did not have a lawyer represent me which is a regretful mistake and another story.Although she has remarried 3 times since our divorce and lives out of my school district, she is close enough that since 2008 we split the week up and alternate weekends. This has been working fine all these years. I have recently got engaged (never remarried after my divorce) and my ex is making it very difficult. She makes them feel guilty about showing any affection towards her because she is not their mother. My fiance is a school teacher and liked by many. My ex has no reason to continue to cause these frustrations.Now, she is threatening to move the children to another state and stating she will get full custody because she is their blood and I am not.It is my understanding that I am still considered legally their "birth parent". I am on the birth certificate and have been an exceptional father and have been in their lives since inception.My question is really just clarification I believe. Am I correct, she has no right and/or justification of removing my custody based on the fact that they do not carry my genetic coding? She is just trying to disrupt status quo to cause me grief because she is uncomfortable with another woman being in the children's lives.

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Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

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My daughter (never married) was never married to the biological

My daughter (never married) was never married to the biological father of her daughter but used his last name on her birth certificate. Does she legally have to continue using that name for school purposes, etc. or can she go by her mother's given last name?

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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Question... been divorced for about two years.he left me when

Question... been divorced for about two years.he left me when i was 8 months pregnant... my ex husband had an affair and had a child with her while we were still married... pendente lite order was in place and he never showed up for visitation because i would not allow her to see my child. final order put in place and again, he didnt show bevause i wouldnt allow her in my home... two and a half years later.. i have moved from md to wv. i filed for wv to take juristicition and change visitation schedule because hes failed to show up for 136 scheduled visitations. also, he quit his job because he claimed mental illness. he cried throughout our 4 hour divorce hearing. he hasnt working bevause hes waiting for disability... he doesnt pay what was court ordered and is more than 1,000 behind currently... i am asking for supervised visitation without his girlfriend/wife present along with his two other children. its highly innapproporiate and uncomfortable for me and i feel she has not place in his life at this time. i feel that if his sperm donor wants to be apart of his life, he needs to make the effort to show up without his 4th family in tow...question is.... what do i have to worry about? will get unsupervised visitation? am i asking too much NOT to have her around to make it difficult for everyone involved?

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Chris T., JD

Lawyer

Doctoral Degree

7,426 satisfied customers
When I got married my wife and I wanted kids, I was fixed and

When I got married my wife and I wanted kids, I was fixed and got a revesal it didn't workso we agreed to use a sperm doner we have 4 kid now ages 17 to 14 we now are having marial problems and she told my kids I wasn't their Father the godlen rule was never tell the kids. I'm really pissed off is their any thing I can do to her.

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FamilyAnswer

Juris Doctor

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If I am married and my wife gets pregnant by another man who

If I am married and my wife gets pregnant by another man who will be listed on the birth certificate as the father. When I divorce, will I be obligated to pay child support? If my wife and her "sperm donor" provide a notarized statement accepting total responsibility for that child and that statement is filed, will that exempt me from any financial obligation for that child?

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Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

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Is it legal in NJ for a women to conceive with shipping

Is it legal in NJ for a women to conceive with shipping sperm donor, not from sperm bank Self- Artificial insemination at home , without husbands consent, IF so can husband sign birth certificate, legally as father. If he later divorces her, can he sue for get custody, visitation of non- biological child. Do I need to sign donor agreement, so donor can't change mind later, try to take child away ,get custody, visitation, reveal paternity, or is the donor agreement not even legally binding in NJ, Any cases in NJ where donor won custody, coparenting, of child he said he wouldn't want any contact with. Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX

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Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

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