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Step parent adoption without consent

Step parent adoption without consent Question: I was reading about step parent adoption and came across this: 63.064 Persons whose consent to an adoption may be waived.—The court may waive the consent of the following individuals to an adoption: (1) A parent who has deserted a child without means of identification or who has abandoned a child. [...]

How can I get my children back from their father?

How can I get my children back from their father? Question: I live in Ohio. I was never married to my sons' father, who now lives in Florida. Paternity and child support has been established, but there has never been a court order for visitation. I have had sole custody of my children for their [...]

If he is not the natural father, can he choose to sign?

If he is not the natural father but signed the birth certificate and has raised him his whole life can he choose to sign? Question: My son is 8 and my husband (who we are in the middle of a divorce) signed the birth certificate since the biological father is unknown. he has raised my [...]

How long does it take to go for a final evidentiary hearing in a paternity action?

How long does it take to go for a final evidentiary hearing in a paternity action in Orange County FL If mediation is complete? Question: I know many things play into the time frame but I was looking for the average if both parties don't need to conduct discovery whats the average time frame to [...]

Can I get my final divorce ASAP?

If my wife doesn't answer after being serve in 22 days can I get my final divorce ASAP? Question: If my wife doesn't answer after being serve in 22 days can i get my final divorce ASAP? Answer: At this point it will be best to hire a lawyer to make sure a default gets entered [...]

How can i get passports for my toddlers, without their father’s “permission”?

How can i get passports for my toddlers, without their father's "permission"? Question: My ex and i were never married. My kids and i are and have been FL residents. Their father GA. He hasn't seen kids in over a year and only called twice. How can i get my kids passports without him signing [...]

Going through divorce….. Ex has not inquired about our son at all.

Going through divorce..... Ex has not inquired about our son at all. Question: Going through divorce. Ex calls for son. But he will not inquire about Our son. He never asks how hes doing, his schooling etc. Nothing. I have asked multiple times, but he will not help provide any clothing or toys for our [...]

Mother wanting to take child out of the county we currently live in?

What should I do about baby mother wanting to take child out of the county we currently live in to favor her new address? Question: I have 50/50 custody. Just found out baby mother is moving an hour away and is planning on relocating my daughters school far from me and not consulting me first. [...]

Can Parent Speak to the Child When Other Parent is Refusing Contact?

Can I ask the school to set aside a few minutes for me to speak to the child when parent is refusing contact? Question: I want to ask my child's principal the favor of setting aside a few minutes per week for me to speak to my child during school hours. I am ordered daily [...]

Who Gets The Ring?

Who Gets The Ring? Question: We were together 6yrs engaged for 4. Who gets ring? I work and he goes to school. I put my career on the back burner while he enhance's his career. We broke up after 6 yrs. 4 yrs engaged. Got engaged in Thailand. Answer: Generally, in Florida, the engagement ring [...]