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New husband adopt son

Discussion in 'Adoption' started by HaughtonEndicott, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. HaughtonEndicott

    HaughtonEndicott Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I have a ten year old son. My ex has agreed to sign his rights over to my new husband. Where do I start to have my husband adopt my son and waive the child support of my ex?
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Start at your county's family court website and look for forms and instructions for step-parent adoption.

    If they aren't there, check the family courts of larger counties.

    Or see if any of the following help:

    DCS: Indiana Adoption Assistance Program Forms

    If you are still at a loss after all that, you will need an attorney.
     
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  3. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Once he learns that he'll still owe all that back child support, and his child support obligation going forward might NOT be eliminated; things could change.
     
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  4. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    At the office of an attorney familiar with the adoption process in your county. Stepparent adoption -- while considerably simplified when the birth parent is willing to consent to the adoption -- is not a good DIY project.
     

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