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#104360 - 04/27/06 08:56 PM What can be done here?
Jodi Offline
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I am helping a friend of mine with some research. Her new dh was married prior and has a daughter. His ex wife left him and took their daughter with her. He has not seen his daughter since she was 2 years old. He has tried in the past to find his ex wife so that he can see his daughter. When he did find her she refused to allow him to see her.

Now his daughter is 9 years old and his ex wife came to him asking him to give up his parental rights so that her new dh can adopt his daughter. He does not want this and does want to see his daughter and to be apart of her life. Money is tight so affording a lawyer is a hard go right now. What steps should he take?

edited to add that I just found out that the two were never married. The dad has the birth certificate for his daughter though, he is the father. :)

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#104361 - 05/02/06 08:37 PM Re: What can be done here? [Re: Jodi]
Gecko Offline
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Since he knows where she is, he needs to file in the courts immeadiately for violations of parenting time. I would also recommend that he file an emergency petition for a restraining order prohibiting her from removing (relocating) the child from the jurisdiction of the court.
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