Foster Parents; Motion to Intervene?
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In part one we were laying down the foundation for comprehending one phrase that we are sure you have heard, ‘motion to intervene”. We gave you the meaning, then we had made a statement regarding Status forms; a few years ago we learned that we have available within the court system something called status forms. We listed those forms that were available.
Now we look at research regarding the terminology used above. We see many words/phrases are used in regard to the law; Parties, Status, and De Facto. Most of us can sort through the meanings with a little help from either a Blacks or Baron’s legal dictionary it is advisable we have one on hand plus data found on the internet at www.findlaw.com
· Parties (as in De facto, interested party, and friend of the court Status)
”The persons who are directly involved or interested in any act, affair, contract, transaction, or legal proceeding; opposing such as the standing doctrine determine whether a person is a rightful party to a lawsuit. Also, additional parties may be added to legal proceedings once litigation has begun.
Adoption; involves the creation of the [Parent and Child|parent-child] relationship between individuals who are not naturally so related. [DeFacto] adoption is a [[Voidable|voidable]] agreement to adopt a child, based on
Understand, not all states have the forms we are talking about available, however one fact we can attest to our foster parents have filed one or more of these forms all over the United States, that is any one of the three available in the particular state they were dealing with.
By reading the legal definitions, and by all appearances, Status forms seem to have relevantly the same function as Motion to intervene. However, when one conducts research on the availability of the status forms we discover status forms have all but disappeared or becoming harder and harder to find.
- Question; Since we are now unable to obtain Status forms the question arises can we then locate “motion to intervene” or is this an attempt to discourage foster parents from protecting the children in their care? That is to be able to appear in court on their behalf?
Answer; that is not plausible because we are able to appear in court by Federal law passed by Congress in 1997.What is ASFA/CAPTA article
Question; so why are these forms so hard to locate, are they no longer available?
Something to think about; more and more legally inexperienced foster parents are attempting Pro Se, in other words filing forms and handling their own cases. Is Pro Se possible ..find out read our article called What is Pro Se.
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