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My fiancé and I have been together for 8 years, I'd very

My fiancé and I have been together for 8 years, I'd very much like to adopt her daughter how do I go about doing that?

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AttyHeather

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Can I get my ex-husband to voluntarily sign over his

Can I get my ex-husband to voluntarily sign over his parental rights so my husband can adopt the children without going through a whole termination process in South Carolina. He lives out of state.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Currently he is in Connecticut. They have determined that South Carolina is in charge of custody issues. Child support issues are still be (mis)handled there.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, we are in court constantly for child support and he hasn't paid in a year and a half. He may be jailed tomorrow but I would like to offer him the opportunity to forego child support collection if he signs his rights over.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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A father has been paying child support for his 14 year old

A father has been paying child support for his 14 year old son, who was born out of wedlock. His son's mother marries a couple year's after the boy's birth. The father believes the mother's husband may have adopted his son. Can he do this without the father's consent & if so, does the father's obligation for child support end?

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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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RobertJDFL

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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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FamilyAnswer

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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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