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Bio dad lives in Houston, never calls, never visits, never even sends a b-day card. My husband and I would like to have him adopt my two oldest as he's raised them since 2 & 4. Since he doesn't even pay child support can we just go file papers to ...
You can file a petition for termination and adoption of stepchild in. The best way to move forward is to locate bio father and request that he sign a voluntary relinquishment. If he refuses or if you have trouble locating him, it could be a long drawn out process and you need to talk with an attorney to go over the specifics of your case with respect to "grounds for termination". You also need to have a home study completed which takes time. Good luck!See question
Looking into adult adoption. I'm 19 and would like to be adopted by my mom's boyfriend.
Your mom's boyfriend will need to file the petition for adoption of adult as he will be the Petitioner. Then, you will need to provide him with written consent that will be filed with the Court and you will need to appear with him at the hearing. It's a very simple process but be careful that you don't terminate your mother's rights!
Please consult an attorney and/or have the paperwork reviewed by an attorney before you present to the Court.
Hello im a month and a half away from giving birth i was wondering if i had to put the father on the birth certificate if i am going to file for child support? also what rights would he have if is put on the birth cerificate vs if he isnt put on t...
I recommend that mothers always put the child's father's name on the birth certificate. It doesn't establish parentage as a matter of law. If you're unmarried, it will require him filing an acknowledgment of paternity which can be done at the same time or later. If you file for child support services through the Attorney General, the AG will serve him and he can request a paternity test if he does not believe that he is the father. Nonetheless, his rights will most likely not be terminated even if he requests it because it's always in child's best interests to have two parents with a duty to support the child. There are exceptions in every case.See question
She currently has her father's last name, but he hasn't seen her in about 6 yrs, and he doesn't pay child support. I filed in 2010, and they say they cannot find him. She sees my fiance as her dad, and it would be nice for her to have the same nam...
You certainly petition the court for a name change and it's most likely that it will be granted if the father has not been involved. The father will have to be noticed so you will need to do some work finding him and possibly requesting that he be served via publication.See question
My husband is currently paying CS on his 2 boys based on an agreement on divorce decree. His ex wife recently had new baby with new BF and is asking for more money per month to "support" the 2 boys needs. When the boys come home they have clothes ...
Your husband's child support will not go up because the other parent has added another child in her household. The only way new children affect child support is if you and your husband had a child together and then request a reduction in your husband's child support.See question
I have a 8 week old child & am not married. I requested child support & we just had our first negotiator meeting. The child support center negotiator said that he could receive standard visitation rights starting next week even though I'm breast ...
I agree with the above recommendations. Due to the age of the child and that you are single, the Court would most likely not allow the father to terminate his rights even if he wanted to and especially if you are receiving any kind of public assistance. The AG represents the State of Texas interests only, not yours, not his. It's important that you obtain counsel from a local attorney to help you negotiate a schedule as well as support. Standard possession is usually not ordered for infants especially if the father has not resided in the home with you and the child. Get an attorney to appear with you at the next "meeting".See question
My kids biological father wants to give up his rights so he won't have to pay child support,,can he actually get away with his obligation of paying child support??
He can try but it is likely that he will not be successful unless you agree. Even then, the court may terminate his rights (possession and access to the child) but may not terminate his obligation to pay child support unless your husband is wanting to adopt. In that instance, the court is more likely to sever all ties.See question
DFPS Tx took custody, then placed the child w/other grandmither, now she says when I can see her after I raised her for 16 mo. She was living in my home parents were using drugs, I want my granddaughter with me & spleasee is allowing her daughter ...
If you are really interested in adopting her or getting court-ordered possession and access then you should intervene in the CPS suit. Contact a local attorney who can outline the process for you. Even if you cannot afford an attorney, you can still file the paperwork and be included in the discussions with CPS on the child's future and also be considered for placement.See question
Would it be legal for me and my partner to have a two parent adoption in Texas?
Your question doesn't provide much facts but parents of the same gender may adopt a child together in Texas. You can also adopt each other's biological child in sperm donor situations or other situations where the biological father's rights have been or will be terminated.See question
her father has not see her for a year and an half and we live in the same city.
You really do need an attorney. Many offer free consultations and perhaps even reduced rates for adoptions. Terminations of rights and adoptions are very complicated and the paperwork must be right, and procedures followed to the letter or you run the risk of the adoption not going through or being set aside later which will drive up your costs significantly. Good luck!See question