Stepparent Adoption

Delray Beach Stepparent Adoption Lawyers

Offering the Legal Support Your Family Needs in South Florida

If you have children from a previous marriage or relationship, or you want to provide the children of a spouse with the legal benefits that arise from adopting them, you want an experienced attorney to assist you through the stepparent adoption process. The process can vary depending on whether you obtain the consent of the other biological parent. No matter what your family’s unique situation may be, you want a stepparent adoption lawyer in Delray Beach who has successfully helped others in similar circumstances.

At Beaulieu-Fawcett | Newell Law Group, P.A., we work with men and women throughout Florida who need legal counsel to complete a stepparent adoption. In all family law matters, we place a high priority on the interests of your family, helping you identify solutions that protect your children.

Committed to Top-Quality Representation

We understand that family law matters can involve a lot of stress and anxiety and try to get you through the process as quickly and easily as possible. Our team handles all matters related to stepparent adoptions, including situations where the parents were legally married and divorced, as well as circumstances where the non-custodial parent has never played an active role in the child's life. There are many complicated presumptions under the law in this area, including presumptions around children born during a marriage. You need an experienced attorney to help you protect your rights and your child, and help you secure the adoption of your stepchild.

Challenges You May Face

Before a stepparent can legally adopt a child, there must be a termination of the biological parent's rights. Often, we can help you obtain the consent of the non-custodial parent to the termination of rights, which makes the process easier.

However, in circumstances where the other biological parent either refuses to relinquish parental rights or cannot be found, we will file a motion on your behalf seeking the termination of parental rights. If the motion is served, and the non-custodial parent does not respond, your motion may be granted by default. In most situations, we can combine the motion to terminate parental rights with the request to grant the stepparent adoption and make the process more efficient.

If you have additional questions for our Delray Beach stepparent adoption attorneys, please contact our office at (561) 600-5711 to schedule an initial consultation or go to our contact page.

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