Legal Question in Family Law in Mississippi


My husband wants to adopt my son. His father is not lísted on the birth certificate and has not been in his life. I have full custody of my son who is 4 yrs old.How quick is the process and how do we get started?

Asked on 7/10/09, 3:56 am

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Albert Pettigrew Law Offices Ph 228-875-8736
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The process depends considerably on facts not disclosed in your question (e.g. cooperation of the noncustodial parent), but I would estimate a range of 30 days to 1 year. To get started, some people get the home study done first and others have an attorney file the adoption petition.

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Answered on 7/10/09, 11:29 am

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