Q: I got a temporary custody signed by both parent from a lawyer in Jamaica WI granting me unspecified length of temporary custody. Mom now gained papers to stay in the USA and wants her to the child to get public assistance and tax benefits. The child is now 13 and wants to remain in my household. Do I have any legal rights to keep the child? Can I take the mom to court for custody? Basically the child was abandoned for the 5 years. No financial support was taken from the government nor have the family of the child give me any money to care for her these 5 years. Dad is in jail for murder and is facing life in prison in Jamaica WI. Mom got an arranged marriage to get papers and is not stable. The child is not blood related to me but I love and cared for this child from 8years old to now 13 years old
Q: Been married almost 2 years. Together almost 6. Sons father has had very little to do with him. I filed for custody a year ago and was told to have bio father served. History of domestic violence. No address for him. Last I heard was a message almost a year ago from him saying he would sign over rights... how complicated and expensive will it be for my husband to adopt our son?
Q: Is there anything I can do if she put my last name on that child without my consent? Also if she is under public assistance I have 32BJ why would I have to put him in my insurance if he has Medicaid? Is there a form of rejecting visitation rights and rejecting child custody. I will pay child support but want nothing to do with her nor the child
Q: My name is on the birth certificate of a child that is now around 12 or 13 years old. She is not my child my now ex wife has told the court the same thing that I am not the father. they started garnishing my check 1 year and half now I've been fighting it but nothing I just came across the real father information can I get my name removed if I put in a petition to bring the real father to court for a DNA?
Q: Out of 15 years I've only spent one week with my son. 15 years of her denying him to visit has caused a great divide. Now that he's getting in trouble with gangs in New York she wants my involvement. After 15 years of denial of having him in my own home she turns around and places me on child support. I'm so done with this and do not have tons of money for attorneys. What needs to be done?
A: David's Answer: You cannot terminate your own parental rights. The only thing you can do is offer that she have the child adopted by her significant other, if applicable. Schedule a consult with a Westchester adoptions attorney for more info.