Protecting Individuals, Families And Children Every Step Of The Way

For More Than 20 Years
  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Child Custody
  4.  » Massachusetts family law matters: Man fights for lost daughter

Massachusetts family law matters: Man fights for lost daughter

Family law matters in Massachusetts can involve many different types of issues, but a recent case involved an adoption is making national news and has led to a bitter child custody battle. The man at the heart of the battle is the little girl’s biological father who claims his daughter was given up for adoption without his consent. Family law matters such as this one can be difficult for everyone involved, but the father is now fighting to regain custody of his little girl.

The father was married to the little girl’s mother when they found out she was expecting a baby. Although they were having marital problems, they were still together when the man accepted a new military position in another state. He left to find the family a new home and report to his new assignment, fully expecting to return home for the birth of his child.

However, only a couple of weeks after that, his wife decided to give the child up for adoption. She claimed her husband had abandoned her and ceased all communication with him. She gave birth to their child in March 2011, and the father had no idea what happened to either of them until she contacted him about three months later to tell him she gave the child up for adoption. The father immediately began to seek custody of his daughter and later divorced his wife. A court has ordered the child to be returned to her father by mid-January; however, the couple is fighting the order and has filed a motion asking the judge to stay the order.

The adoptive parents are trying to block the father from getting his child back because they claim he has done nothing to try to ‘build a relationship’ with the girl. The father claims he did not make gestures of support or other gifts because he felt like she would not understand them or even receive them. The battle over the child is continuing and could go on for a while. Massachusetts parents involved in difficult family law matters such as these may do well in ensuring they are aware of their legal rights. A case like this is certainly difficult for everyone involved, but if the order stays in place, the father will have the opportunity to reunite with his daughter very soon.

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune, “Utah adoption saga: New questions as fight continues,” Brooke Adams, Dec. 5, 2012

Archives

5 Star Reviews

A Superb Lawyer!

Lisa guided me through the divorce process and helped me obtain my desired outcome. Throughout the entire process, she helped make the process as painless as possible. Lisa is truly a super lawyer who will be an asset to anyone that utilizes her knowledge, experience, dedication and abilities!

– Eric E.

Successfully Settled My Case With Just One Court Appearance

My ex husband is an attorney and I knew I needed a top notch attorney on my side in order to secure a favorable outcome. In less than a month, from start to finish, Attorney Ruggieri successfully settled my case with just one court appearance.

– Carol K.

All Of The Online Reviews Of Attorney Lisa Ruggieri Are True!

All of the online reviews of Attorney Lisa Ruggieri are true! If you need top-notch legal advice to land you on your feet post-divorce, I would highly recommend the Law Offices of Lisa Ruggieri. Lisa is very knowledgeable and draws a strong line around defending and protecting her clients.

– Eugenia Z.

She Was Aggressive And Never Backed Down

I found Lisa through reviews and was not disappointed. Lisa and her staff were great! They were very supportive and explained everything. She was aggressive and never backed down, even when I wanted to settle. She always looked out for my best interest, even when I didn’t want to. I can’t recall a single debate she lost during the entire case. If I were ever in a similar situation again (which will not be anytime in the foreseeable future!), I would call Lisa.

– Erik T.