My ex-husband and I have now been officially divorced for almost a 3 years now. While we were together he was an absent father with no interest in being a father or a husband. After we separated he waved his right to custody and can not and has not kept to any visitation agreement. He is currently seeing him one day a month for 2 hours and even then he will sometimes give me an excuse for not being able to see him. I want to confront him and ask that he sign over his rights so that my fiancé can adopt him after we are married but I don’t know how to approach the topic because I don’t know what steps are involved or even what I would need to do it make it happen. Would anyone be able to assist me and give me an idea as to where to start or where to look for information?
Assuming your ex-husband agrees to the adoption, then there is a consent that your exhusband must sign. I would strongly recommend that you speak with an attorney. This is an extremely important act and you should thoroughly consider the impact thereof.
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You did not say whether he was paying child support. You need to talk to him. If he is paying child support,the adoption would allow him to stop. That might make it attractive to him to agree. If he is not paying child support, you should go to him with the option of child support or adoption. You need to secure an agreement. If he does not agree, you would have a very difficult case.
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