EXCLUSIVE INFO: It Appears Jesse James Relinquished His Parental Rights So Sandra Could Re-Adopt Alone — AN EXTRAORDINARY MOVE!

Wed, April 28, 2010 1:51pm EDT by 18 Comments
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Divorce papers, filed Apr. 23, show Jesse has no legal rights over baby Louis! A legal expert tells us this means Jesse must have given up his legal right to be a father to the baby he adopted. Read about this rare move.

In January, Sandra Bullock and Jesse James adopted their son Louis Bardo Bullock together, but family law attorney Vikki Ziegler explains to HollywoodLife.com exclusively that there’s proof in Sandra’s divorce papers, filed April 23,  in Austin, Texas, that Jesse has relinquished any claim to being Louis’ father. “There is no child under eighteen years of age or otherwise entitled to support who was born or adopted of this marriage none is expected,” according to the papers, which means they have decided officially not to parent Louis together. So the question is — did Jesse give them up  his parental voluntarily, or was he forced to do so by a court order?

“Jesse James may be the biggest dirtbag in the world right now, but he has rights as an adopting parent,” Vikki tells us.  Since the adoption was finalized, it’s unlikely a court would deny Jesse parental rights over Louis in the divorce if he asked for them, making it far more likely that it was his own decision to give them up. Agrees family law attorney Chris Mancini; ” you can’t just dispose a parent of his rights. In order to stop that, he’d have to renounce his rights and had court approval.”

Vikki also emphasizes how strange it is that the co-parent adoption was switched to a single-parent adoption in only six weeks.  Usually this would take much, much longer. The fact that it was done so quickly also suggests even more conclusively that Jesse gave his rights to be the father, rather than being forced to do so.

If this is the case, it is also an extraordinary gift of , dare we say, love to the woman who Jesse james calls ” the love of my life,” in the statement he gave to People magazine. Whether he did it out of a sense of guilt or as an olive branch – hoping that Sandra would one day  accept him again as ” the mate Sandy deserves” , we can only speculate. But in any case, what he has done is absolutely permanent unless Sandra allows him to re-adopt Louis one day. And unless Sandra allows him to informally “co-parent” Louis, as she would like to co-parent Jesse’s three children,  ” Jesse is not going to  have much more to do with this child– that’s the end of it”, adds attorney, Chris Mancini.

Also worth noting — Vikki  Ziegler says it’s possible that when Sandra filed her divorce in California, she may have included a stipulation that she have full parental rights over Louis to make sure she’d be secure as the sole parent in both California and Louisiana.

Despite all the pain Jesse caused for Sandra as a result of his affairs, it’s nice to know that he is at least being cooperative in this new, difficult process. Let’s hope he does allow Sandra to co-parent Jesse’s three children, Chandler, 15, Jesse jr, 12, and Sunny, 6,  who Sandra describes as “siblings”.

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Kari

Posted at 7:16 AM on April 29, 2010  

.I have to say, I am so tired of seeing movie stars adopting black children. Like it’s a cool thing to do. Do they realize that there’s children in America, that is their own race that needs to be adopted too. Do you ever see black people adopting white children, or any other race? No, they have their own race. Children are children; we love our children. I’m not saying don’t stop it all together, they’re just making it into a cool fade. I will have to say one thing about Sandra, at least she got the baby from America.

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Tiff

Posted at 9:21 AM on April 29, 2010  

Well regular citizens have been adopting “black babies” long before stars decided to do it. And why do people have to adopt their own race? There are more black children in the adoption/foster care system then there are of white children. But you seem to not have a problem with the amount of asian babies that white people adopt.

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John1984

Posted at 1:53 AM on April 29, 2010  

Anyone who actually believes this sex rehab b.s. must be mentally challenged. The whole rehab thing was just a P.R. stunt to try to improve his white trash image. The reason for his cheating is that he’s a self-obsessed narcissistic trailer park trash. Plain and simple. I hope this is a good lesson for those meek naive women out there. Don’t be such fools. Sometimes you need to use your brain more than your heart.

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cr

Posted at 1:37 AM on April 29, 2010  

Thank goodness he won’t be a part of the baby’s life. It’s apparent he’s only good at thinking about himself. If he truly cared about his wife and kids, he wouldn’t have been having flings with every tattooed thing he met.

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Mike

Posted at 1:35 AM on April 29, 2010  

Jesse is a white trash hillbilly who has very little chance of becoming an honest decent human being. He’s into the neo-nazi culture which promotes hatred of many races and ethnicities and also of women. This trailer park trash is a lost cause.

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Daddy of 3

Posted at 1:40 AM on April 29, 2010  

As a dad myself, I gotta say that I feel so sorry for his kids. Atleast the lovely Sandra is free of Jesse but his kids are still stuck with him. I can’t imagine having to grow up with a dad who cheats on his wife with porn stars, prostitutes, and strippers. And who associates himself with Nazisism. How disgusting.

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Debbi

Posted at 1:45 AM on April 29, 2010  

Not to mention that there are verified text messages and emails made public between him and the women of the vile things he wanted to do to them. Very sick disturing things like choking and hitting and really hurting them. Jesse has some serious issues and so do those women he slept with. I can’t believe he has sole custody of the littlest child but I guess her mom is in even worse shape. Sad to know he’s supposed to be the better option for that little girl.

 
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Momma Bear

Posted at 1:48 AM on April 29, 2010  

I read that the mom of his two oldest children also helps him with the littlest girl, Sonny. So hopefully she will take pity for that child and provide some assistance out of her own good will. I feel so sad for the little one as well.

 
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Judy

Posted at 10:47 PM on April 28, 2010  

Duh, hard to believe Jesse gave up his parental rights to be nice and “cooperative”…maybe so he wouldn’t be obligated for child support???

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anonymous

Posted at 1:14 AM on April 29, 2010  

OH, PULEZE, GIVE THE GUY A BREAK, IF HE COULD BE THE FATHER TO THIS BOY LOUIE, HE WOULD IN A HEARTBEAT, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MONEY. HE IS GIVING HIM UP FOR SANDRA. HE KNOWS WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG, HE IS REHABING, AND IT SEEMS THAT IN 30 DAYS HE HAS GROWN AND CHANGED A LOT ALREADY. JESSE HAD PLENTY OF MONEY BEFORE SANDRA BULLOCK, AND WITH THE LOOKS OF THINGS TODAY AT HIS BUSINESS, HE WILL PROBABLY DO WELL AFTER HIS DIVORCE. I BELIEVE THIS EXPERIENCE AND HIS REHAB WILL CHANGE HIM FOREVER, FOR THE GOOD. HOPEFULLY SANDRA WILL CHANGE TOO, FROM BEING SO NAIVE, AND MARRYING A GUY WHO CHEATED ON HIS WIFE(S) BEFORE HER…..THAT WAS NOT SMART OF HER. I THINK SHE HAS LEARNED A LOT ALREADY, BUT SHE SURE SHOULD GET THERAPY…IF SHE IS SMART…

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Jenny Pierce

Posted at 1:32 AM on April 29, 2010  

Obviously he did it to not pay child support. He’s already financially repsonsible for 3 biological kids and there’s talk of money problems. He makes A LOT LESS MONEY than Sandy.

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Jill

Posted at 8:06 PM on April 28, 2010  

Hey Anonymous,

I wonder if Jesse was showing his love for Sandra while diddling no fewer than seven mistresses during the time they were married…He’s an idiot.

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Lori Ann

Posted at 8:35 PM on April 28, 2010  

That happened prior to his rehab. We are all hoping that Jesse will turn himself around. Even if he never gets back with Sandy, I hope he developes a happy life for himself and his own children.

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Miami Sandy

Posted at 2:05 PM on April 29, 2010  

I liked this comment. It came from one with a good HEART an d Soul!

 
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anonymous

Posted at 7:17 PM on April 28, 2010  

JESSE IS DOING A FANTASTIC JOB OF SHOWING HIS LOVE FOR SANDRA AND HIS KIDS. HE CANT CHANGE THE PAST, BUT HE CAN CHANGE HIMSELF, AND HE IS. HE IS BECOMING VERY GENEROUS, AS HE HAS IN THIS ACT OF RELINQUISHING HIS PARENTAL RIGHTS TO LOUIE. IT IS OBVIOUS HE IS HURTING BADLY , YET HE HAS ALREADY LEARNED A TON IN THE 30 DAYS HE SPENT IN REHAB. IT SOUNDS LIKE HE WILL CONTINUE ON HIS ROAD OF REHAB WITH HIS ADDICTION. IT TAKES THE PAIN OF THIS LOSS, TO HELP HIM HEAL, AND HE ALREADY LOOKS AND SEEMS QUITE A BIT MORE REAL, AND BETTER. I WISH HIM THE BEST, AND SANDRA TOO.

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Lori Ann

Posted at 8:28 PM on April 28, 2010  

I do agree with you 100% I sincerely hope that this turns Jesse’s life around and that years down the road he will once again achieve true happiness.

There are quite a few of his “friends & employees” that are in for a rude awaking if Jesse wants to make this change complete. They will be changing a bit also or won’t be around Jesse for long.

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Kari

Posted at 7:14 AM on April 29, 2010  

I have to say, I am so tired of seeing movie stars adopting black children. Like it’s a cool thing to do. Do they realize that there’s children in America, that is their own race that needs to be adopted too. Do you ever see black people adopting white children, or any other race? No, they have their own race. Children are children; we love our children. I’m not saying don’t stop it all together, they’re just making it into a cool fade. I will have to say one thing about Sandra, at least she got the baby from America.

 
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