How can my fiance get custody of my children? 3 Answers as of May 19, 2011My fiancé and I have been living together for 8yrs now I have 3 kids of my own whom he has taken responsibility for. He attends all meetings, all hospitals or doctors appointments as well. He is in all their records as emergency contact because the biological father has never even bothered to call. Recently I called him asking him to sign over his rights to my fiancé because my fiancé has been the one doing the raising and loving and supporting of the children and he cant claim them on his taxes as his own. To him they are his but legally they are not and the biological father says if hell freezes over. Can we fight this and get full custody? I have papers where the biological father signed over his rights to me only yrs ago when he got out of jail after doing 7yrs he has a criminal record. Please tell me my fiancé can finally feel at ease knowing his daughter is his. she’s 13 now and he has been with us since she was 4.
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
My suggestion is that after you and your fiance' marry, that your new husband file a Petition to adopt your children. If their biological father has not supported, or contacted, or visited the children for over a year,the Court would likely terminate the biological father's parental rights in order to enable your new husband to adopt your children.
Answer Applies to: California