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We have a situation in the family where a couple divorced 4

We have a situation in the family where a couple divorced 4 years ago. The father of their 2 children has been paying child support, but has been no part of the children lives for 3 years. Long story short, at this point in time, both parties want to end the fathers legal and financial responsibilities. In the state of Iowa, can this be done, and if so, how would they go about doing this?

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Lucy, Esq.

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I have a question! The Grandmother of my daughters

Hello, I have a question! The Grandmother of my daughters (twins) 'is trying to get them her son which is my ex. He and I have been apart for more than 4 years or so and left our daughters with him and his family (who sit quite comfortably due to amount of money) for I was not financially capable of supporting them at the time. He has not let me see them in the past. I call and call until I can talk to them. I've tried to get them in the past but he lies to me. Now some years later the grandmother (his mom) says he's been neglecting them and she wasn't to get them away from there. She says the only way to do so is if I sign my rights away. I will NEVER do this. I'm afraid the court will take them away and claim I abandoned them. But I never ever meant to or tried to abandon them. Will my rights be taken away?

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Steven K.

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I need help figuring out where to go with my child support

I need help figuring out where to go with my child support case. Originally, his mother and I agreed to an adoption, we went through an agency, and picked out a family. Two days after my son was born, his mother changed her mind and chose to keep him. My name is ***** ***** his birth certificate, he does not carry my last name, but I admitted paternity in court hoping for a custody arrangement which resulted in simply a child support hearing. He was born in 2008, and I have not seen him since then. I was court ordered to pay child support in 2011, and have continued to provide financial support. The Mother has since married (2013), and has now asked for my consent to legally change his last name to her husband's since he has been raising him as his own since they have been married. I have asked her several times to relinquish my rights and terminate child support to which she denies. Her husband has not offered to legally adopt him either. At this point, he is going to be 8 years old, and fighting for any sort of custody would be more detrimental than beneficial. I need help figuring out what to do to relinquish my rights and terminate child support. He is fully supported by his mother and her husband and other than admitting paternity in court, I am not his father. Where do I start?

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Phillips Esq.

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My daughter is placing her to be born baby with

My daughter is placing her to be born baby for adoption with the Birth fathers sister and husband who live in Tenn. we live in Florida. What needs to be done? They said that because it is a family adoption that nothing needs to be done? when we adopted out of NC, we had to stay until paper work was oked by both states. He was not family.Please help, I feel that things are not being handled properly.

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Phillips Esq.

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My step-father's daughter had a child, and she gave custody to my mother and step-fa

My step-father's daughter had a child, and she gave custody to my mother and step-father. They now want to file for adoption. The only problem is that she does not know who the father is. At the time of conception and during the pregnancy she was addicted to crystal meth. She has no idea who the father could be and on the birth certificate the father is unknown. We live in Colorado, and my the child (my little sister) has lived with us since she was 3 months old. She is now going to turn 8. The main reason we are doing this is to make sure that if my mother and step-father die I can keep my sister. Also there are some programs we want to put my sister in (she has autism, and epilepsy), but we cannot do so because they(my parents) are not the birth-parents.

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I have been married and with my husband . My

I have been married for 9yrs and with my husband for 12. My son is from my first marriage and due to abuse and criminal history the judge ordered sol custody to me and he was not allowed to contact my son for any reason not even in letters, he did order child support (which he never paid). My son has wanted my husband to adopt him for some time now. How do I go about terminating my x-husbands rights and my husband adopting my son?

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Legalease

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My boyfriend of 4 years wants to adopt my 4 year old daughter

My boyfriend of 4 years wants to adopt my 4 year old daughter and we want to change her last name to his. We live in Pennsylvania and are not currently married. Would that affect the possibility of him adopting her? He has been in her life since she was 4 months old. The biological father knows that my daughter is alive and has not been apart of her life at all. I don't think he would have a problem signing his rights away.

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Chris T., JD

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Question on stepparent adoption..SITUATION: I have been with

Question on stepparent adoption..SITUATION: I have been with my husband for 4 years, married for two. He has two daughters from a previous marriage. Ages 5 and 8. From the moment I came in the picture the real mom was hardly involved in their life. I have raised them as my own and they call me mom. My oldest stepdaughter has numerous times asked If I could be her real mom and adopt her and the youngest thinks Im her real mom. Their bio mom does have contact with them but its very slim. All together they probably receive 20 phone calls a year and see her an average of 3 times a year. And these visits are with the help of her grandmother. She can never seem to have them alone. She is in and out of jail, currently on probation. She up and moved 7 hours away and didn't even say anything till she was gone. She moves several times a year. At one point lived 5 minutes from us and we didn't even know till like 3 months later. She does not help out at all financially. They do have a parent schedule. Shared parenting, with my husband having primary decision making. But she does not and has not followed the agreement. She will by no means just sign rights away because she likes to pretend she is this amazing mom. Do we meet circumstances where we could fight for a stepparent adoption? Thank you

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Samuel II

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There a way in the state of Arizona to

For LucyIs there a way in the state of Arizona for me to give up my parental rights in lieu of paying child support?

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Maverick

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