This is a legal form that was released by the Superior Court - County of Los Angeles, California - a government authority operating within California. The form may be used strictly within County of Los Angeles. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.
Q: What is Form ADPT024?
A: Form ADPT024 is a petition used in Los Angeles County, California to determine the parental rights of an alleged natural father and whether consent is necessary.
Q: What does the form require?
A: The form requires information about the alleged natural father, the child, and the circumstances surrounding the claimed parent-child relationship.
Q: Who can file this petition?
A: Any interested party, such as the alleged natural father, the child's mother or legal guardian, or a child welfare agency, can file this petition.
Q: What is the purpose of this petition?
A: The purpose is to seek a determination of the alleged natural father's parental rights and to determine if his consent is necessary for an adoption or termination of parental rights proceeding.
Q: Do I need a lawyer to file this petition?
A: While it is recommended to seek legal advice, you can file this petition without a lawyer. The court clerk may be able to provide some assistance.
Q: What happens after filing this petition?
A: The court will review the petition, and if it meets the requirements, a hearing will be scheduled to determine the parental rights of the alleged natural father and the necessity of his consent.
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