There are few things more important than family, and as time goes on, what those families look like has continued to change. If you are looking to adopt your spouse’s children, or they are looking to adopt yours, it is an exciting occasion. However, there are many factors to consider as you move forward. Fortunately, at The Vendt Law Firm, P.L.L.C., our stepparent adoption attorney in Richmond is committed to helping guide our clients through the process as efficiently as possible.
Just as with having biological children, choosing to adopt is a serious commitment and is not a decision to be taken lightly. Overall, it is worthwhile to consider what would best serve the interests of the child.
That said, there are serious considerations that all parties need to address if they want to be successful in the long term.
If you find yourself on the other side of this equation, our firm can help you as well. It is important to remember that it is not easy to win a contested stepchild adoption petition; the other side would have to prove it really is in the child’s best interest to sever your relationship. There are also other, more measured options available for creating legal relationships short of adoption, and your ex-spouse may be open to one of these. For instance, there is legal guardianship, which gives the stepparent the ability to give consent for such things as medical treatment but allows both biological parents to retain their rights and relationship.
Our divorce lawyers at The Vendt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. are dedicated to resolving these situations faced by our clients, and we put our experience to work to fight to keep their full parental rights.
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“Frank has done an amazing job with my divorce case, I would definitely recommend him to anyone! He has always been available at all times of day, he is very sharp and knows exactly what he’s talking about and can explain things very well. I have relied on Frank to take care of this case and he has come through on top at every turn. Excellent lawyer.”
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“Frank really took care of me with a complex divorce. It was nice to know I had him in my corner with his experience and understanding during a difficult time. I highly recommend. ”
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“I simply want to Thank Frank for his upfront honesty and advise on my case! He saved me from spending my money and gave me the knowledge I needed to go about my situation.Thank you You Frank i really appreciate you taking your time to help me out and providing me with options..I hope to never have to go through going to court but if it was the case i would defiantly hire Mr Frank!”
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“Frank was great to work with. He represented me in a manner that was professional and very efficient. Frank does what he does because he has a passion for justice. I am very appreciative of all that Frank has done for me and I will recommend him to anyone that needs legal representation conducted the ‘right’ way.”