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Yeah i was tricked by my ex to give up parental rights for our daughter to my ex's new husband I was wondering if there was a way to appeal that?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Florida

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

Nope not yet

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

That it wasn't court ordered but voluntary

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Good morning. I am sorry to hear about this. Can you please share with me how you were tricked?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I had a good relationship with my ex and her husband and was told that being my daughters last name is ***** ***** both of theres that it's really hard to put her husband on the "list" to take and pick her up from school and doctors etc.

And as a result of this, you signed documents giving up your legal rights to the child and allowing her husband to adopt the child?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I also lost my job and they kept pressuring me to move with my sisters to nebraska and that it would better for me and that nothing would change and i could visit and see her whenever i want, but since I moved they won't allow me to skype her or anything.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
right, we had a sit down and they assured me that nothing would change except for my daughters last name and i could see her whenever i wanted to problem

Did you read and understand what you were signing? Who prepared the documents? Did they have an attorney?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I don't believe there was an attorney involved. I was only given a paper to sign.

Thank you. Yes, if you were tricked, mislead and did not understand what you were signing, you could have a basis to try and vacate this. You would need to show that you did not understand what you were signing and explain why you signed it without reading it or consulting with an attorney. If you can show that they tricked you and this was not voluntary, you could have a basis to proceed and get the order vacated and get your rights back, since you did not voluntarily agree to this. As I shared, you will need to show why you signed it without knowing what was happening.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Let me also explain that I was going through alot in my personal life and wasn't "all there" as my ex and I broke up because she decided to have a sex change so she's a man now, and that kind of messed my thought process up honestly.

It would be something that needed to be explained and argued to the Judge, as to why you did this and signed it. The Judge is going to want to know if you read it, if you understood it and why you signed it, without knowing what it detailed.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Do you know the steps on attempting to get the order vacated?

It is going to be complicated and it is in your best interest to retain a family law attorney at this time, since evidence will need to be presented and this is likely going to be contested. A motion will need to be filed to start the process and you would need to vacate the order and if the child was actually adopted, try and undo that as well.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
the adoption went through in January

Yes, this is more than just trying to vacate an order, as the adoption went through and you need to regain your rights and this is going to be complicated.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Okay. Hopefully this will work out as i'm not trying to gain full custody. I just want the ability to see my kiddo.

Yes, of course, and I am sorry you are dealing with this.

You are welcome. Please let me know if there is anything else, as I would be happy to respond. If not, please remember to rate my help at this time at the top of this page, prior to leaving, so I can receive the proper credit, for our time together. A 5 STAR rating is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
thank you for everything : )

My pleasure

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