Compassionately and Thoroughly Handling Stepparent Adoptions
Stepparents often take on all of the responsibilities of the absent biological parent. They essentially become a parent in the eyes of the child, but not in the eyes of the law. Unfortunately, they do not have the same rights as a biological parent. The process of stepparent adoption can fix this problem. At the Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C., we can help you with all aspects of stepparent adoption in order to bring your family together.
Stepparent adoption can be a complex process, but our experienced attorneys are here to help you through it.
Stepmother and Stepfather Adoption: In order for a stepparent to adopt a child, the biological parent must relinquish his or her rights. If the biological parent does not consent to having his or her rights terminated, a hearing can be held to seek termination of those rights.
Termination of Parental Rights: Termination of a biological parent's rights can be accomplished if the biological parent has legally abandoned the child. Abandonment means that the parent has not supported the child for one year or more, or has not had meaningful contact with the child for one year or more.
Our attorneys have more than a decade of experience that we will put to work for you. Whether the stepparent adoption process is straightforward or it involves a contest from the biological parent, you can be confident that we can get you through it efficiently and effectively.
The Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C. has experienced stepparent adoptions lawyers serving Colorado Springs and the surround communities. Contact our office today about your free initial consultation.