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June 22, 2018

There seems to be some confusion out there about a parent’s rights to his or her child when someone else has guardianship over that child.  Guardianship and adoption are similar is some ways, as someone other than the biological parent, whether it be a family member or...

February 28, 2018

When I hear a parent saying that they lost their rights to their child, my first thought is always that the state took custody or the child was adopted; as those are the only ways a parent can lose their rights over a child. Even when a parent elects a guardian for the...

February 27, 2018

I am often asked if one parent can sign over his or her rights to a child.  Usually, this question comes when either the noncustodial parent has had little involvement with the child, or would like less responsibility regarding the child; or, when the custodial parent...

February 26, 2018

There’s a lot of misunderstanding out there about whether or not a parent can lose or voluntarily sign over rights to his or her child.  Parental rights can only be severed when there is someone available to take the parent’s place.  The rule of law in family and juven...

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An Introduction to Discovery Requests: What do I have to provide?

October 2, 2019

Inevitably, unless a case is quick and uncontested, there will be discovery requests.  The purpose of discovery requests is to allow the parties to ga...

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