As a stepparent, you can be an invaluable part of a child’s life. In some cases, stepparents decide to adopt their stepchild in order to get full parental rights. Our Alpharetta adoption attorney at Oles Law Group can aid you during the adoption process. Our committed team will stand by you during a process that oftentimes requires sensitivity and compassion.
At Oles Law Group, we strive to maintain the highest level of professionalism and satisfaction to help you secure the most favorable results possible by customizing our legal strategies to fit your unique needs. Our client’s testimonials speak volumes to our dedication and the tireless efforts of attorney David E. Oles inside and outside the courtroom.
Stepparent Adoption Process
Before a stepparent can be given complete parental rights for their stepchild, the parental rights of the biological parent must be terminated. It is during this process that the non-custodial parent hands over all parental responsibilities – including child support.
During the termination of parental rights, you may be faced with the following outcomes:
- The biological parent willingly terminates his or her rights
- The biological parent is unwilling to let go of his or her parental rights and the court intervenes to examine the situation at hand.
Once the biological parental rights have been terminated, you as the stepparent must then petition to the state court to adopt the child. These hurdles can seem overwhelming without the help of our skilled legal team. Luckily, our family law attorney is ready to be your advocate every step of the way.
Contact Our Determined Family Law Attorney Today
Sometimes stepparents can provide more for a child than a biological parent ever could. Our highly rated Alpharetta family attorney wants what is best for both you and the child. Seeking help from Oles Law Group will take the legal burden off your hands so you can focus your energy on building a life for you and your stepchild.