Are You A Stepparent Looking To Adopt?
Few things are more rewarding in life than welcoming a child into your family through adoption. Stepparent adoptions are one of the most common — and generally one of the most straightforward — types of adoption. Although you may already function as your stepchild’s parent in every regard, becoming his or her legal parent will secure important rights. It will also ensure the children’s protection and security should something happen to your spouse.
Most stepparent adoptions are relatively straightforward and uncontested. However, legal hurdles can still crop up. The adoption process itself can be complicated for the uninitiated. By obtaining professional legal guidance, you can rest assured that all loose ends are tied up. An attorney can also help ensure that the process proceeds as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.
Helping Families Grow
At Marvin Law Office, L.L.C., in Anoka County, our stepparent adoption lawyer provides experienced counsel backed by more than 30 years of legal experience. Attorney Joseph E. Marvin represents adoptive parents at all stages of the adoption process. He can walk you through the steps from start to finish, providing practical and straightforward guidance.
Our firm is devoted to helping clients overcome family law obstacles. Few areas of family law are more joyful than adoptions. We take pride in helping families grow through this monumental life step.
Adoptions tend to proceed smoothly when both biological parents consent. On rare occasions, though, one parent does not consent to the proposed adoption. If this happens, the court will have to make a determination. Those seeking the adoption must generally satisfy a strict legal standard to prove that the objecting parent is unfit, and they must obtain a termination of parental rights.
Whether you anticipate a straightforward case or a hard-fought battle, our attorney can be your guide and advocate each step of the way.
Schedule A Consultation With A Family Adoption Attorney Today
Learn more about how our attorney can help you. We offer convenient evening appointments. Based in downtown Anoka, Minnesota, we represent clients throughout the county, including Andover, Blaine, Lino Lakes and Circle Pines.