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In this case, the mother of a child listed the father as unknown.

In this case, the mother of a child listed the father as unknown. She wants her new husband wants to adopt the child. Would the biological father be able to return and claim custody of the child?

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LegalGems

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I am a single mother and do not have the biological father

I am a single mother and do not have the biological father on the birth certificate - only my name. The bio father has never been involved and will most likely never be. I am now with my fiance and my son knows him as "Dad" and no one else. We are having a child together and would like to have the same last name. Would I be able to just put his name on the birth certificate or would we need to be married first?

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Dimitry K., Esq.

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Should a stepchild be listed as one of the children of a marriage

Should a stepchild be listed as one of the children of a marriage in the marriage settlement, or should only the biological children be listed? If the stepchild is listed, should he be listed as "a stepchild" of one and the biological child or the other, or simply listed as one of the children?

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I married in 2006. My wife is from the Philippines and she,

I married in 2006. My wife is from the Philippines and she, along with her son born in 2004, in the Philippines, are here with me in the US since 4/2007, on a spousal visa. We have successfully removed conditions and they both have ten year visas at this time. My wife is the only parent listed on her son's birth certificate. I want desparately to adopt this boy however have not been successful in locating legal assistance in support of this effort. I am hoping for some feedback providing us insight into what this journey might consist of and an estimated cost and timeline, along with possibly a recommendation for legal counsel we can work with to get the process underway. I would think there has to be someone out there with experience in this exact scenario. The contacts I have made thus far have not and therefore, have no clue as to how long or how much it may take to accomplish this adoption of my stepson. Thanks much in advance

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I was married in April and some factors have come forward since

I was married in April and some factors have come forward since the marriage. I want to try to work it out but I don't want to miss a window of opportunity for annulment rather than divorce. Can you explain the time constraints?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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If I have been married for 12yrs, had a child before the marriage,

If I have been married for 12yrs, had a child before the marriage, but never had sex at all during the marriage, can the marriage be annuled, in the state of Tennessee?

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I live in Washington State. I have been divorced for over

I live in Washington State. I have been divorced for over 3 years. I pay 1400.00 a month for two children for support. ex wife just remarried. Does her new spouses income factor into the equation when calculating child support?

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my son and his wife were married on june 29, they

my son and his wife were married on june 29, they argued on their honeymoon and he got another hotel on the 5th day. she did not return to their home and has told him the marriage is over. can he get an annulment or does he have to get a divorce. they have a son that will be 1 year old soon.

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How does a stepchild adoption work if there is no ...

How does a stepchild adoption work if there is no father''s name on the original birth certificate in the state of Michigan? The biological father has never acknowledged the child and did not put his name on the certificate. He has had no contact or provided any support since birth.

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