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If my biological father pays child support and I am now over 18 years of age, can I ask the court for information about him?

A:  I think you can if he is paying child support to you i wouldn't think he would have signed over his rights you could probably go through the office of support to try and get information on him they might help you...

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What is the process for me to adopt my step-daughter if her biological father pays child support?

A:  It is legal for you to adopt but in many cases the father has to consent. If the father has abandoned the child that is a ground for termination of his rights, but since he is paying support that may be hard to prove. The proceeding would be a Termination of Parental Rights and for Adoption. It would require an attorney but again this would probably not be accepted by the Court. If the father consents then it could go forward. If he consents to termination of parental rights, he would no longer have the obligation to may support....

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Can an adoptive parent lose custody to a biological one if only one parent consents to the adoption?

A:  There are a couple of ways your husband could adopt. The first and most simple is if the biological father signed his rights over and consented to the adoption. The second way is if you can prove legal abandonment. To do this you must prove that her biological father has not paid child support or attempted to visit her for a certain amount of time. This amount of time varies from state to state, so you will need to contact a family law attorney in your state to see what the laws are. Generally it is either 6 months or a year. If legal abandonment can be proved, then you would need to hire a family law attorney to help you with the involuntary...

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psycological parents rights

A:  Rule of Law: Natural parents have a paramount right to custody of their children to the exclusion of all other persons. Exceptional circumstances is an exception to the rule. An exceptional circumstance exists when the child has developed a parent/child bond with a pyschological parent. California was the child''s home state at the time the original custody order was entered when the child was 18 months old. In accordance with the PKPA (Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act), the state of California has exclusive and continuing jurisdiction so long as either one of the parents or the child continues to reside in California. The state of...

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Back child support

A:  The court will likely order some CS to be paid, but probably only retroactive to the filing date unless she can make the case that she could not find you to serve you with papers, etc. You should be able to get visitation. Verify my answer with local counsel. You posted in the TX Board, but you indicate that you are in CA. If the mother and child are in TX and she has filed there, you likely will want representation from a TX family law attorney. I filed for court ordered child support when my son was 6 years old. The bio father had been paying child support...

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How can I keep my child whom i''m not the biological Mother

A:  When you say the bio mother signed over her rights, was this affirmed by a court? If not, then you have no rights to that child. You needed to adopt that child formally through a court. Before you can deal with terminating the father''s rights, you need to make sure of your own. Quote: Quote: I don''t want to be judgmental but this isn''t passing the smell test. What is your request all about... how to get him to sign over his rights? without him taking the child from you? Your officially the one with limited or questionable rights. It appears that you are on an extended babysitting gig. I would really double check your situation with the attorney that you had a process your papers as...

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Mother filing bankruptcy on her share of medical costs

A:  palmmom: Laymans take: 1. Who signed for medical care--If Dad signed for it the provider could chase Dad if Mom drops her ball--but if dad did not sign for it then provider is limited to chase Mom.   Provider is not party to Mom v Dad battles 2. As a broad generalization child support is NOT dischargeable in bankrupcy, there literature even suggests the reverse--if ones child sopport obligations are not being met its grounds to set aside the bankrupcy .    Now all of this is perhaps foolish --Megabucks of legal talent over a $600 item?    But rather than dispute it after the fact--if Mom has filed for bankrupcy  I'd file a...

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c/s contempt of court-can I file myself?

A:  My husband went to the courthouse and explained what he was trying to do. They showed him the exact forms he needed to fill out and guided him through everything else he needed to do. He is representing himself because my step-children''s mother has been required to pay the children''s insurance since January and has not done so. Try it ! Go on up to the courthouse and explain what you are wanting to accomplish. Good Luck Thank you for replying, I was planing to go to the courthouse in the morning, I''m just really scared to represent myself, this judge is a friend of my ex''s family and the ex''s attorney was a real jerk to me 5 years ago the last time we went to court. I''m really hoping my ex can''t afford the same attorney. I was self...

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Once absent parent now threatening to file for joint custody--Q

A:  child support is not a ticket to see your child. A change of circumstances is necessary to change custody. That being said, how often does NCP see your child? overnights? NCP exercizes his court ordered visitation. Since we were getting along we have been going with every other weekend instead of the court''s 1st, 3rd and 5th weekends, and Thursday nights. We were trying to see if we could work things out, but I decided I still wasn''t able to fully forgive him for abandoning his child for the first 3 1/2 years of the child''s life and not taking responsibility. So in retaliation he threatened to file for joint...

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ex not filing is this legal

A:  ''However he has not filed a tax return in the last 3 years because I believe that he is being paid cash. He owes over $5,000 in back child support arrears and I think he is avoiding filing because he knows if he does that his refund will be intercepted. '' Actually, my guess is that he is not filing because he would owe the IRS. This is not uncommon for truck drivers—when I was an officer for the IRS I had a quite a few cases in involving truck drivers. ''What legal recourses can I take to make him file and also can he and or domestic relations receive any legal repercussions for not reporting this income?'' You can report his failure to file his returns to...