Cleveland Step-Parent Adoption Lawyers
Empowering You Throughout the Adoption Process
Welcoming a step-child into your home is always a thrilling experience. If you have decided to adopt, you're probably eager to start moving the process forward as quickly as possible so you can celebrate your new family.
But unbeknownst to many prospective adoptive step-parents, the adoption process can be surprisingly legally complicated. At Laubacher & Co., our Cleveland family law attorney will work with you to ensure you can proceed with confidence. We can help make sure all procedures are correctly followed, all documents are correctly filed, and represent you in front of the court that will be granting the adoption. Though the adoption process can take some time, an attorney can help you avoid unnecessary delays or complications and protect your step-parent adoption rights.
Types of Adoption We Offer
When a custodial parent marries a person who is not the biological parent of a child, the new step-parent may adopt the child and take over legal and financial responsibilities from the non-custodial parent. This type of adoption generally requires consent from the non-custodial parent, unless that parent has been unjustifiably absent from the child's life or has had their parental rights terminated.
If you are considering adopting your step-child, our attorneys can assist you in determining whether you qualify to obtain a step-parent adoption as well as assisting you through the process.