The Law Offices ofBrea Family Law Attorney John A. Balentis devoted to the aggressive, compassionate and skilled representation of clients involved in Family Law related matters, and has 37 years’ experience helping clients successfully complete the stepparent adoption process.
Whether your spouse has a child from another relationship and you would like information pertaining to a stepparent adoption, or if you are a legal parent who wants to fight the termination of your parental rights which could lead to a stepparent adoption, contactBrea Family Law Lawyer John Balent at (714) 990-3255 to schedule a free consultation with a leading Family Law Attorney.
How to Proceed with a Stepparent Adoption in Brea
Brea Lawyer John A. Balent provides experienced legal counsel and guidance to Family Law clients who require the services of a knowledgeable stepparent adoptionattorney.
There are numerous factors that need to be taken into consideration when considering stepparent adoption. Adoption confers all of the legal rights and responsibilities upon an individual that a biological parent has. Once the adoption is finalized, it cannot be undone.
Several legal requirements must typically be met before the courts will consider allowing a stepparent to adopt their stepchild. The requirements are as follows:
The adopting parent must be legally married to or in a domestic partnership with the child’s parent
The adopting parent must be over the age of consent for the State of California and must be at least ten years older than the child they wish to adopt
The child’s other parent must consent to the adoption. Should the other parent refuse to provide consent or cannot be located, the adoption process could become extremely complicated.
If the child is 12 years of age or older, he or she must consent to the adoption.
Call Attorney John Balent for Stepparent Adoption Assistance
If you need effective, quality representation in a Stepparent Adoption, please contact Brea Family Law Attorney John A. Balent by completing our Family Law Case Evaluation Form, or call (714) 990-3255 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Attorney Balent and his highly experienced staff work diligently to ensure that our clients are kept informed and receive regular updates, and all calls and emails will be answered in a timely manner.