I agree with the other attorneys. Additionaly, A motion to show cause possibly cout get filed. He may face jail, fines, and court costs. CSEA should be the ones filing such a motion, however, an attorney can also file it for you. Unfortunately, an attorney will probably cost you money. Good Luck.
Your partner can generally adopt. There are a few exceptions. You do not need the fathers permission to have the child adopted if he has not seen the child in a year or has not paid child support for a year. It can be a awhile for the adoption to be completed and expect to gather a lot of information. It is an exciting thing...good luck. If you need have more questions, you can contact me at 1-440-409-0300. David Bartos
The charges should be dismissed. Since the crime was committed by a juvenile, juvenile court would start the process and the prosecutor's office would try to move it to adult court. However, juvenile court loses all jurisdiction after the alleged perpetrator turns 21 years old, so it can't be moved to adult court. This case is to old and should be dismissed. If you are going through this, contact me and we can talk more.
Spousal privilege is only afforded in federal court. They can subpoena her to testify. She can file a motion to quash the subpoena and state that it is a undue burden to testify on such short notice. She can hire an attorney to help her not to testify.