Stepparent Adoption Lawyer
Considering the special circumstances involved in stepparent adoption, Georgia law awards the spouse of a child's biological parent the right to adopt. To better understand, when a biological parent dies and the other biological parent remarries, the stepparent may seek to adopt if the living parent agrees in writing. On the other hand, if both biological parents are still living, yet divorced, a stepparent may also file a petition to adopt. In this instance, one of the biological parents must surrender his/her parental rights voluntarily while the other agrees to the adoption in writing. It's important to understand that children ages 14 or older must also consent in writing when a stepparent wishes to adopt.
While the processes involved in stepparent adoption might appear straightforward, there are a number of scenarios in which an experienced stepparent adoption lawyer can benefit your case. From filing necessary paperwork to obtaining proper consents and negotiating a post-adoption contract, the Boudreaux Law Firm in Augusta remains a trusted source for many blended families throughout the region, including Martinez and Evans for their family law cases.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss a potential stepparent adoption, contact attorney Todd M. Boudreaux at the Boudreaux Law Firm today.
Effective Representation for Your Stepparent Adoption
For stepparents that have a healthy and loving relationship with their stepchildren, stepparent adoption is an important step to legally protect and establish their blended family. What's more is that stepchildren gain the same important rights and benefits as they would from biological parents. This is as well as a sense of stability within their newly established family. Even so, it is wise to seek experienced and trusted representation regarding stepparent adoption to ensure that the stepparent adoption process is completed properly and securely.
Attorney Todd M. Boudreaux at the Boudreaux Law Firm provides effective representation to stepparents seeking to adopt a stepchild. Contact the Boudreaux Law Firm in Augusta today to schedule a free consultation.