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Dillon Gardner Coil

Las Vegas Insurance Law Lawyer.

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  1. Can my husband adopt my daughter even though her bialogical father says no? her bialogical has not seen her in 8 years.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Dillon Gardner Coil
    1 lawyer answer

    Before your husband can adopt your daughter you will need to terminate the parental rights of the father, which is usually accomplished through a petition to terminate parental rights in family court. It is very important to hire a competent attorney to draft and file the petition because important information must be included in the petition before the court will even consider it, most importantly, the petition must demonstrate that the father is legally unfit to be a parent. See the...

  2. Child Custody / Step Parent Adoption in WA state.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Melanie K Hantze
    2. Dillon Gardner Coil
    2 lawyer answers

    In order for your husband to adopt your child you will need to terminate the biological child's parental rights, which is generally done in most states through a petition to terminate parental rights. It is important that you consult with a competent attorney in the appropriate state when filing a petition to terminate parental rights because there are very specific facts you need to include in the petition before the court will even consider it. See the attached web link for more...

  3. Unmarried with 6 month old - want my partner to adopt her from genetic father

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Dillon Gardner Coil
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    2 lawyer answers

    What you are asking depends on what state has jurisdiction over the matter. Before anyone can adopt you child you will need to terminate the parental rights of your child's paternal father in the court that has jurisdiction. This is generally done through a petition to terminate parental rights. A Petition to Terminate Parental Rights is a petition to the family court asking the court to take away the rights of a parent by court order. There are a number of reasons to seek a termination of...

  4. Can i terminate a lease if i have not moved in because of mold and mildew in bathroom from last tenants that the landlord has no

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Dillon Gardner Coil
    1 lawyer answer

    While I am not familiar with landlord/tenant law in Texas specifically, most states have laws which require landlords to maintain minimum standards of habitability. Most jurisdictions mandate that a landlord must: - must provide shelter, with working locks - must be heated in the winter months (in colder climates) - must not be infested with vermin, such as mice, roaches, termites, mold, etc. - the landlord stops other tenants from making too much noise, second-hand smoke, etc. -...

  5. I have work for a company since they open, now that business is booming can my employer cut my pay and hour and for family

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Dillon Gardner Coil
    1 lawyer answer

    It all depends on the circumstances surrounding your employment. If you are an 'at will' employee your employer can generally fire you, decrease your hours, or eliminate benefits at will, hence the term "at will employee." If you signed an employment agreement stating otherwise, then you might have protectable rights. Unfortunately, even if you have protectable rights, you could end up in a lengthy and costly contract dispute in court trying to assert them. As always, it is always important...

  6. I want my parents to adopt my 3 month old daughter but i know her father wont agree to it. Can i win if i took it to court?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Dillon Gardner Coil
    1 lawyer answer

    It isn't possible to for an attorney to tell you whether or not you will win; that is for the court to decide. You should contact an attorney in the appropriate jurisdiction (it appears that is HI) and they can advise you as to whether or not you should move forward with a petition to terminate parental rights. A Petition to Terminate Parental Rights is a petition to the family court asking the court to take away the rights of a parent by court order. It is always important to seek competent...

  7. I want to adopt my wifes children, but father will not give up his parental rights, wat is the next step?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Dillon Gardner Coil
    1 lawyer answer

    It depends on what state has jurisdiction over the matter, but most commonly you file a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights in the court that has jurisdiction. A Petition to Terminate Parental Rights is a petition to the family court asking the court to take away the rights of a parent by court order. There are a number of reasons to seek a termination of parental rights ranging from protecting the interests of a child to preparing for the adoption of a child. It is always important to...