Stepparent Adoption in California
Upland Family Lawyers
A stepparent adoption typically is a companion lawsuit to a petition for freedom from custody, a petition which terminates the parental right of a natural or presumed parent. A stepparent adoption commonly arises when one parent meets the statutory definition for having his or her rights terminated and the other parent is remarried and the new spouse seeks to adopt the child.
What does the process entail?
The experienced family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Heidi Romeo & Associates understand family law issues involving children, having represented both mothers and fathers who have sought to terminate the parental rights of the other parent and who then sought to have the child adopted by his or her stepparent.
The Upland family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Heidi Romeo & Associates prepare all of the paperwork for their clients, after which the court appoints an investigator to investigate the petition. They assist each client to make certain that the client has all information necessary so that the investigation can be quickly and thoroughly conducted. If both parents consent to the stepparent adoption, the firm can work with the client to ensure that the consents are properly obtained and submitted to the court, and then can represent the client at any trial that may arise from such a petition.
Seeking a stepparent adoption in Upland, CA?
If you are in the process of adopting a child, you already know what is at stake. The legal process can be complicated, and it is important to have legal counsel in your corner in order to achieve a satisfactory resolution to your situation. With years of experience in contested freedom from custody, termination of parental rights, and stepparent adoption hearings and trials, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Heidi Romeo & Associates have the skills you need.
Contact the firm today or fill out a free case evaluation.