Does illegal father has more rights than grandparents Father wants full custody child's been living with grandparents for four years in AZ?
As an illegal, he probably does not have access to the legal system. The grandparents should probably determine if the father is a fit parent and, if so, do the right thing.
The parents of the deceased father (the childs grandparents) can do a paternity test. Read More
If the baby's parents agree to it. Another View: To gain LEGAL custody: only if the grandparents petition the court for the childs custody and the court awards it to them. Read More
If you were never married to your child's father and you have sole legal and physical custody who gets custody if you die?
The childs' father, married or not. Your relationship to the father is irrelevent. The father is the first on a long list of family members. Create a living will if that is not acceptable. Read More
How do grandparents cope with unreasonable daughters who deny them the opportunity to visit their grandchildren?
Slap her one. >:D no, but really.. As the Childs grandparents you can actually take your daughter to court, If it is in the Childs best interests to see you. It is all up to the child. Read More
file for custody in state of childs residence Read More
Probably.... Read More
Can you file for a paternity test if the father wants to be involved in the childs life if it turns out to be that the child is his. But the mother says she does not want the father around?
After the baby is born the father can go to court and request a paternity test. If the test confirms the father's paternity he can request custody and a visitation order and the court will establish a child support order. The mother cannot refuse to obey the court orders that establish the father's rights. If she does, she could eventually lose custody. Read More
The childs last name is irrelevant. If you have established paternity you can petition for full custody in court. Speak to your lawyer about your chances. Read More
It is possible. There can be traits transferred from the grand-parents or great-grandparents which come up in the childs generation. Read More
By petitioning the family court in the jurisdiction where the children legally reside for a guardianship order. Read More
The father would need to prove paternity if the parents were not married. He would also need to provide evidence the change in name is in the best interest of the child. If the child lives with the mother who has custody it is unlikely the court will allow the name change. If the father didn't marry the child's mother there is no reason for the court to allow the child's name to be changed. Read More
Does a father have legal rights to care for a child after 16 years of no support after the mother dies?
At 16 it is the childs' choice. The errant father certainly has no legal rights to the child. Laws pertaining to child custody are set by the state in which the minor and his/her custodial parent or legal guardian have established residency. Although a father has not been involved the child's life it does not automatically exclude him from filing a custody petition. Parental rights can only be terminated in two ways, voluntarily or by… Read More
You are a single mother your ex wants to take you to court to get joint custody over your 10 month old baby but he hasn't been in his life what can you do to prevent this?
Bring this to the attention of the court. If the man wasn't in his life the first ten months and had the ability to, then is he really going to be a good father? But then it's joint custody and that shows that he wants to be a part of the childs life so it might go either way. You never know how a verdict may come out. Read More
A responsible adult in the family should try to contact the childs social worker and express their interest in becoming the childs permanent guardian. That person would need to file a petition to be appointed the childs guardian in the probate court. That step should not be taken lightly but only if the adult wants to provide the child with a loving, stable home, financial support, address medical, emotional and education needs and step in… Read More
Gel Electrophoresis is comonly used in paternity testing. It compares the father or mother's DNA to the childs DNA. Read More
In Georgia if the parents are not married at the time of the childs birth the fathers name may be put on the birth certificate but this alone will not be legal in custody matters. The father must legitimize the child as his own by taking a DNA test and having the necessary legitimization paperwork done, (usually by an attorney) and taking it in front of a judge to have the legitimization granted before any… Read More
Your child support is not dependent on whether or not you live with someone else. The support is for the child and the child's expenses. The only way your child support should stop is when the child turns 18 and all c.s. payments have been fulfilled (including back pay), when the back pay is paid in full (regardless of the childs age), when custody is changed (i.e. CPS/DSFS removal, juvenile detention, you go to prison/jail… Read More
You can, but eventually the court will question what you are doing. Read More
If you let your child visit his father who is not on the birth certificate and he will not return him can you get the child back with the police or can he just keep the child?
There are many unanswered variables to this horrible crime such as...Across state lines? Childs' age? Custody papers? If there is no court order as to custody then you both have the right to pick up the child wherever he is. If you have proof of residency such as an address on the daycare papers or school files you have a shot of getting him back. Its all a game of proof. Get a free counseltation… Read More
Can step parents go to court for custody for there step child if the childs other parent is not fit?
They could file a petition for custody yes, but the mother would have to be deemed unfit by the state and not on hearsay. And if that were to happen and no father is in the picture, you would be investigated by social services to see if such a placement would be in the child's best interests. If the courts feel it would be in the child's best interests to be made a ward of… Read More
Can police refuse to take away a child from her grandmother if the childs mother has full custody and is trying to pick her up?
I say no based on the information you have given. I get the feeling they have refused so if that is the case there must be more to the story. Read More
Though I don't think there are any laws directed towards this, it can be considered child abuse based on individual cases. Even if it is not deamed illegal, it can seriously harm a childs self image and effect that childs whole life. I don't trhink it should be allowed to happen to any child. Read More
Your married but separated and you've had a baby with your new boyfriend Is that child legally your husbands son?
It isn't the birth father, no one will ever change the childs birth father, but he will legally be the step father,until the divorce comes through. Read More