Legal Question in Family Law in Indiana

When an an unmarried same sex couple adopts and 1 parents name is on the legal documents for adoption, does the other parent have any legal rights from a custody perspective?

Asked on 9/09/13, 1:04 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Jay Rigdon Rockhill Pinnick LLP

The only way you can say that "a couple adopts": is if BOTH of them have their "names on the legal documents". If the couple adopted, then they both have rights. If the individual adopted, then the partner does not.

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Answered on 9/10/13, 6:03 am

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