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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!
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!
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
My step-father's daughter had a child, and she gave custody to my mother and step-faView more family law questions
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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