In the court system, adoption is largely considered the most positive event possible. The combination of loving parents and children in need is joyous to all parties involved.
Stepparent Adoption AttorneyAt the offices of Paul Panico, Attorney at Law, our stepparent adoption attorney has experience representing clients through a wide range of family law matters. Stepparent adoption is the way many blended families become whole.
As a common form of adoption, stepparent adoptions follow a specific timeline and well-defined process. Our firm can guide you through this process ensuring that all requirements are met, all paperwork is submitted and all court timelines are followed. If you have questions about adoption, contact our office for a free consultation.
Stepparent adoptions can usually be completed with less resistance than third-party adoptions. Generally, these adoptions are completed with the consent of both parties. They are handled in the probate court in the county in which you reside.
As long as the adoptive parent has been married to the biological parent for at least one year, stepparent adoptions follow a rather straightforward procedure.