More Than3 Decades of Collective Experience

Melbourne, FL Step Parent Adoption Attorneys

How Do I Adopt My Stepchild in Florida?

Couple signing adoption formsAdopting a step-child is a joyful event, but you need to ensure that all the proper steps are taken to finalize the step-parent adoption properly. Whether you are thinking about adopting a step-child, need help finalizing one, or need legal counsel for a step-parent adoption-related matter, rest assured that our experienced and caring team will go the extra mile to make the case as stress-free as possible. You can count on our Melbourne, FL step-parent adoption attorneys to represent you effectively and help you make informed decisions moving forward.

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What Rights do Stepparents Have in Florida?

A stepparent who is particularly involved in their stepchild’s life may wish to formalize that bond by adopting the stepchild. By adopting your stepchild, you receive all the parental rights of a biological parent. Keep in mind that the child’s birth parent must approve of the adoption and relinquish their parental rights so that you can assume the role of parent. In that case, you would assume the full legal rights of parenthood.

At the Figueroa Law Group, P.A., we are proud to represent stepparents in the adoption process. We also help grandparents and other relatives navigate the process with ease.

Stepparent Legal Guardianship

Are stepparents considered legal guardians? The short answer is no, there is no legal relationship with your stepchild. However, it is possible to be named a guardian in advance. Unless you choose to adopt, the court will be appointed the legal guardian of the child in most cases.

Contact Us with Questions about Step Parent Adoption in Florida

To ensure your step-parent adoption goes as smoothly as possible both during the process and in the future, you will need an experienced step-parent adoption attorney. At the Figueroa Law Group, P.A., we offer the compassionate and results-driven representation you are seeking.

Call us today at (321) 248-1011 to schedule your consultation with one of our attorneys.

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