I have a minor child from a past relationship (never married). The child is currently 10years old. The child does not want anything to do with me related to parental alienation. What would be a good way to ask if the child would WANT to be adopte ...
Really, it's pretty unlikely that any of the attorneys who answer questions in this forum know your child well enough to answer that question.
It would be better to speak with the other parent and the step-parent to see if they would want to proceed with the adoption, and if so they would know the child well enough to consider the best way to broach the subject with them. You need to speak with them about the idea of adoption before even considering talking to the child anyway.See question
The girls were homeless parents on meth multiple felony charges on meth. Dad currently in jail and mother has been clean for about 7 months but has not wanted to talk to her girls. She says she is not ready. Both girls were diagnosed with PTSD,...
That is a tragic situation, the girls are fortunate that you were able to step up and help them.
There are a few issues that need to be looked at, since the guardianship took place in Arkansas the first question would be Arkansas' jurisdiction, If you are a resident of Arkansas, or the girls have been a resident of Arkansas for at least six months, then Arkansas would have jurisdiction (though if the girls haven't been residents for six months you'll also need to comply with some additional laws under the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children).
Next, you need to look at whether the biological parents will consent to the adoption, or if there is cause to dispense with the need for them to consent. If they have gone for a year or more, without justification, without having significant contact with the girls or gone a year or more without providing support for them, then you can have the Court declare that their consent is not required (the father's consent might not be required anyway, but we need more facts to determine that).
Adoptions involve a number of specific requirements that need to be met, and the Courts have found that the statutes setting out those requirements must be "strictly construed" -- which means you can't simply be "close enough," and all of your "I"s need to be dotted and all of your "t"s crossed so it is best to have an attorney assist you through the process.See question
Sometime in July I supposed to of had been to the doctor according to my credit report I was billed. I am on medicaid and have a secondary insurance that pays 100% of my medical bills and copay so I no they were payed for my treatment whatever it ...
Contact the credit reporting agencies and tell them that you dispute the accuracy of the report and the validity of that debt.
Contact your insurance company to get proof of the payment, and then contact the hospital to let them know of the problem and show them that your insurance paid the bill.See question
We had agree to divorce, and that we would do it together, Husband went ahead and filed for divorce without me knowing. I was served papers yesterday afternoon. There is a custody hearing Monday morning. What do I do? I don't have time to get a ...
Unless the reason for the hearing is some emergency (in other words, there is substantial and immediate risk of harm to the child) can have the Court reschedule the hearing on the basis that you were not provided with sufficient notice under the law.
Give Ms. Canova, or the attorney of your choice, a call as soon as possible so they can take care of this first thing Monday morning.See question
My ex has my son during the week and every other weekend what do I need to do
You need to file a motion with the Court seeking an emergency change in custody.
You're not going to have enough time to educate yourself to the law and procedure to do this on your own, so you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.See question
I purchased a car from a local dealership and have only had it for 2 months. I have already had to change the headlights out 3 times and the mechanic that changed it out for me let me know that there has to be an electrical problem with the car. T...
If you purchased the car new, it would be covered under the Lemon Law, in which case the paperwork that you were given at the time of sale should have a section giving you the address of the manufacturer for you to write and give the manufacturer an opportunity to fix the problems that the dealer couldn't.
If you purchased a used car, which I am guessing is the case if you're taking the car to a mechanic outside of the dealership, then the Lemon Law does not apply and you have to rely on whatever warranty (if any) that the dealer provided. Many used cars are sold "as is," in which case there isn't a warranty. Check your paperwork to see if a written "as is" disclaimer was included.See question
We have pretty much raised him and his brother for the first 4 & 8 years of their life. Our daughter, their mother is out of the picture, don't know her whereabouts. We now have to do whatever Xson in law wants to be able to see the boys, so we do...
It appears that you may have enough to petition the Court for grandparent visitation (there are some key facts that need to be answered before one can be sure, however).
For custody, you could file for guardianship of your grandson but unless the father consents to the guardianship I am skeptical that you would be successful (of course this is just based on what is in your post, there may be more facts that would increase the likelihood that you would be granted guardianship, but with just the facts in your post I am doubtful that the Court find the father to be an unfit parent - being a bad parent isn't sufficient to override the natural parent preference).See question
My child was born in Oklahoma but we just recently moved to Arkansas where her birth father lives. He was not put on the birth certificate because he was not around for the pregnancy or even after my child was born. He did get a DNA test that was ...
If you and the father were never married, and a paternity lawsuit wasn't filed to establish his rights, then he doesn't have any grounds to stop you from moving to Florida (and you cannot be found to be in contempt of court without a court order to be in contempt of).
He could file an action now to try and stop you from moving with the child, but under the facts you've it's very unlikely that he would be successful.See question
I have a credit card debt from 2004. The credit card company no longer is in business. I was living in Maine at the time I had the card, but moved to Nevada shortly after. While in Nevada a collection agency sued and was granted a summary judge...
Mr. Alexander gave a great response with a lot of detail. I would add that there are a few issues that would need to be looked at to determine if they have a valid claim against you.
The first would be whether the judgment is still good, this would be controlled by Maine law but as an example in Arkansas judgments are valid for 10 years, but can be revived if done so prior to the expiration of the 10 years.
You can also look to see if you could have the Maine judgment set aside. If you were never properly noticed of the lawsuit against you (or any other notices that the Maine court requires you to be served with), then you may well be have it declared void. Again, this would be a question for a Maine attorney -- as well as the question as to whether pursuing this in Maine would be cost effective.See question
Me and my son's mother once we're in good agreement on me spending time with my son 3-4 whole days a week with me and my wife... Never had a problem with me seeing my son, which is 19 months old), untill me and my son's mother had an over the phon...
If the mother will not allow you to have contact with your son, you'll need to have your visitation rights established by the Court. If the Court has already adjudicated your paternity (enter a court order decreeing that you are the father), you'll need to file a motion asking that modify its previous orders to provide for specified visitation. If a Court hasn't adjudicated your paternity, you'll need to file a paternity lawsuit so the Court can decree that you are the father and set out what the custody/visitation arrangement will be.
If you can, be prepared to document how much time you were spending with your son before the argument, as well as any refusals to allow you to see him since then.See question