St. Louis Stepparent Adoption Attorneys
When a parent remarries and forms a new household, the blending of that household can take many forms and proceed in different courses, some smoother and happier than others. Natural parents and stepparents have distinct rights, if not roles, under the law. If the blending process proceeds on a positive course and something happens to the children’s other natural parent, perhaps a death or a lengthy estrangement, the natural parent may wish to formalize a legal relationship with the new spouse to provide a sense of belonging to the stepchild.
In such cases, the natural parent and the new spouse will want to file a stepparent adoption. These cases can proceed in a straightforward manner, as when the other natural parent has passed away, or can become rather heated, particularly if the other natural parent opposes the adoption.
Because stepparent adoption is a complex process that can be fraught with problems, a parent seeking to adopt a stepchild should consult with legal counsel and receive guidance on whether and how to make such an adoption a reality.
At The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., we have many years of experience representing parents and stepparents in stepparent adoptions.
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Time is of the essence. As soon as you select The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. to represent you, we will immediately put our considerable experience and resources to work on your case. The sooner we can review the necessary information, the sooner we can formulate a strategy for your unique circumstances, helping to insure the best possible outcome.
Your future is at stake. Make the right call and contact us today at (314) 993-6300. There is no charge for the initial consultation – and the only obligation you have is the one you have to yourself to gain the best representation possible.
Contact The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C.
For a free initial consultation with an experienced St. Louis family law attorney, contact us – call our office at 314-993-6300. We will set up a telephone consultation, if necessary, and will meet with you on Saturday upon request. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are welcome.