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If I remarry can my ex come after my new husbands salary for

If I remarry can my ex come after my new husbands salary for child support?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: This is in texasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I'm currently not working but in school and am responsible for my child's Health insurance, which he can be added to my new husband's policy. In our decree, I was not making much $ and we agreed that as long as I provide the health insurance, my ex would not pursue child support. He makes 150 k a year. At the time I made about 20 k. I now make less since in school

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Could you enlighten me on the steps to adoption of my son by

Could you enlighten me on the steps to adoption of my son by my husband who is the father on my daughter? We have been together 7 years and married for 3 of those years. Is there a certain set of steps that need to happen? Does his dad have to willingly sign him over since he is on the birth certificate? Thank you!

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Can my 9 year old son be adopted by my comon-law husband of

Can my 9 year old son be adopted by my comon-law husband of 8 years if my son does not carry his biological fathers last name on nothing not even birthcertificate or anything. And if so would we have to marry legaly?

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My ex husband went to prison a year ago. He is the

Hi,My ex husband went to prison a year ago. He is the noncustodial parent and has never paid child support. Our kids are 13 and 15 now. Prior to going to prison he saw them on and off but not on a consistent basis per his choice. Since he has been in prison I have allowed the children to visit him anytime his family has asked and they wanted to (at least monthly) and I allow them to visit their grandma and uncle (dads family). About me...I am a full time nurse and a foster parent. I have absolutely nothing on my record not even a speeding ticket. My kids all go to a Catholic school...which I pay for. Suddenly my ex husbands brother and his mom are threatening to take the kids away from me. Now I have enough sense to know that that likely isn't possible but a huge aggravation and expense. But what are their rights?? From what I am being told my ex-husband is planning to sign his parental rights or make his brother his something or other to give his brother some sort of power to get the kids. I know.....it sounds goofy but do I have anything to worry about? Is this possible? I just don't want to be blind sided with something. Thank you!

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Lucy, Esq.

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My two kids were taken from me and will not tell me where

My two kids were taken from me and will not tell me where they are. What rights do I have. I am not there biological father, however, the bothe of them love me and call me Dad. The only document I have is a power of attorney signed by there mother. This was done so if there mother was tending to her own mother who is dying. Does that document have any power?

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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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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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