Without a written agreement, or contract, it is unlikely that your agreement will be enforced by a Judge. However, if your ex-friend decides to pursue this in Court, you must be sure to respond and participate in the action. Otherwise, you face having a judgment entered against you.
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Your child's biological father will not be able to avoid paying child support simply because he has significant debt. You will need to proceed withe the parental rights and responsibilities case to allow the Court to determine child support, as well as parental rights, residence and contact. You should contact an experienced family law attorney to assist you.
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It sounds like you are trying to re-open a termination of parental rights case. If so, you should contact an experience attorney in your area to answer the question, which can be very fact specific. However, the length of time that has passed since the order was entered may be a problem with re-opening it.
Attorney Nielsen is absolutely correct. This is a very serious charge and a conviction will have life altering ramifications. You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney asap. An experienced attorney will know how to conduct an investigation to uncover the facts necessary to combat this charge.
If her father has filed for parental rights, you can have your parental rights terminated. However, you cannot, except in very limited situations, have your obligation to financially support your daughter terminated. You should retain an experienced family law attorney to assist you.
Attorney Feruson is correct. If you were 18 at the time of the incident, and you are convicted of the theft, it certainly will appear on your record. However, right now you are only charged with theft (not convicted). As criminal convictions can come back to haunt you for a very long time, you should retain an attorney to assist you to fight this charge.
Like so many legal questions, the answer to this one is "it depends." Your ex, provided he is your daughter's father, may have the right to access her "records." If this policy is considered "her record," you may not be able to keep him form accessing it.