At Klein Law Group, our stepparent adoption attorneys can help stepparents in Florida that are interested in adopting their spouses’ children. Stepparent adoption can be a complicated and lengthy process and one that is fraught with emotion. Therefore, it is important to utilize an attorney you can trust to provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need to successfully get through what is one of the most important events in your life.
Stepparent adoption permits legal adoption by a stepparent of a spouses' child or children. In the state of Florida, stepparent adoptions require written consent by the natural parent, with the exception of cases in which the natural parent has abandoned the child, does not provide financial or physical support, is deceased, or the natural parent’s whereabouts are unknown. In some cases, even if a natural parent can be located, a court can allow for the adoption of the child by a stepparent if the natural parent is deemed to be incompetent with no expectation of the parent regaining competency. There are other extenuating circumstances that may be considered in the process of a stepparent adoption, and we are available to provide the insight you need.
If you are considering adoption and would like to discuss the specifics of your case, we offer free consultations, providing the opportunity to get your questions answered. Call 561-353-2800 today.
Adopting a stepchild can be one of the most important decisions an individual makes in his or her life, and an experienced and knowledgeable attorney can ensure that the process goes smoothly. At Klein Law Group, we provide compassionate yet tenacious legal representation for adoption cases in the state of Florida.