Jupiter Stepparent Adoptions
A fairly common scenario involving adoption is stepparent adoption. That occurs when a biological parent is willing to give up his or her parental rights to a step-parent. This often happens with uninvolved biological parents. If their child is adopted, they no longer have child support obligations, and the child gets to have two parents at home.
In Florida, if the child is 12 years or older, they must consent to the stepparent adoption and be interviewed before giving their consent.
Whether the biological parent consents or objects to giving up his or her rights, the court must hear specific facts that support the decision to permanently terminate the parent’s rights.
If you are a parent-stepparent couple wishing to have the child’s other biological parent’s rights terminated – or if you are the parent whose rights are being terminated (whether you consent or not), you need qualified legal representation. Our team has over 30 years experience in all family law matters, and is overwhelmingly regarded as an expert in his field. He will advise you of your rights and the best course of action for you, and will fight for you to get what you deserve and what is in the children’s best interests.
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