courts will be much more willing to accept a father giving up his rights
child has another male 'father' role model (and shows like she has a good one now) would help if two of you were married or at lest engaged - court wants stable relationship of father in childs life
her bio father is in jail and for child molesting - if he did God willing it is proved in court - this will really help
i think the bio father still has to sign over his rights, he may if he has not had any interest AND he knows he will not have to pay a cent after he signs over his rights
maybe, you can have his rights taken away (see a lawyer-i am not a lawyer) but i think that it is not an easy thing
much better chance if bio father wants to give away and there is a father to step up to the plate
show how bio is bad
and how childs real father in every sense is stable, loving and history of his actions in the childs life
at 9:18 AM on Jun. 15, 2011
You need to go have a consultation with a family lawyer in your area to learn what the laws are in your state. That will also cover what your rights are as far as keeping her safe from this man in the years to come. If your fiance were interested in or willing to formally adopt her as his own child a court would be more likely to remove parental rights from her biological father, now that being said you have special circumstances and thus really need to speak to a lawyer. The first meeting is usually free and will answer a lot of your questions with information that is relavent to your state and your situation.
at 9:29 AM on Jun. 15, 2011
This is one of those things that is different in every state. In my state, if dad is in jail for more than 2 years that can be considered abandonment and grounds to have his rights revoked. But it differs from state to state and most states will bend over backwards to preserve a parent's rights to their child. Even if you can't get his rights revoked, you have a good case for getting full custody and supervised visitation at most for him. My custody agreement reads that my son's visitation with his dad is at my convenience and discretion, so it is totally up to me when, where, and how any contact with his dad occurs.
at 10:01 AM on Jun. 15, 2011