Often when a divorced parent remarries, a new spouse or another important adult becomes an important part of the lives of the children. A child can form a bond with the adult very similar in many respects to the relationship between a child and the birth parent. The law provides a way for stepparents and their stepchildren to give this relationship official legal status.
I can help with this process. I have been a Broward and Miami-Dade County, Florida, attorney for more than 33 years. When you hire my Hallandale Beach family law firm, you get a certified family law expert handling your stepparent adoption.Types of Cases
There are many contexts in which an adult would want to adopt:
- Stepparent adoptions: The new spouse of a divorced parent often becomes like a new mom or a new dad to the child. I can help you get official legal recognition for this relationship, if appropriate.
- Other close family member adoptions: Aunts, uncles, grandparents and other close family members can also become very close to a child whose parents have recently divorced. Adoption is a way to show the depth of that relationship.
Since 1993 I have maintained my status as a Board Certified Family and Marital Law Specialist. Obtaining this status involves peer-review, rigorous testing, and proof of advanced experience in family law litigation. Only 33 lawyers in Broward County share this distinction.
When you hire me as your lawyer for your stepparent adoption or other adoption, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you have an expert handling your case.Competitive Pricing ∙ Contact Me
In addition to my 33 years of experience and certification as a specialist, I also spent many years providing legal services to the underprivileged through Legal Aid. I understand that not everyone can afford legal services, so I do what I can to make my services available to everyone.
I offer sliding scale fee arrangements and payment plans when necessary. I also offer a free initial limited consultation. Either call my office or e-mail me to discuss your stepparent adoption case.