I have sole legal/sole physical custody of my children. My ex husband has visitation. I have a lifetime restraining order against my ex. I am getting married next October and my new husband wants to adopt my children. Is this possible?
Social Security Lawyers
A precondition to your adoption will have to be the termination of the parental rights of your ex husband. With the information you have disclosed, it is not possible to assess the likelihood of termination. Courts tend to be protective the the right of a parent to continue a relationship with a child when the parent has made a reasonable effort to establish and nurture that relatioship. Nothing short of a detailed case review by an experienced local family law practitioner will meet your needs.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Yes. But it requires permission of the other parent.
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Employment / Labor Attorney
Your new husband cannot adopt the children while your ex is still their legal parent. You will need his permission, or will need to seek to terminate his parental rights.
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