Step-Parent Adoption: Bringing Families Together

Step-Parent AdoptionDivorce is a tough situation and lifestyle change for every member of the family, especially if there are children involved. Children are sensitively attuned to any environmental change big or small, but divorce is no small alteration. In the lucky event that someone gets remarried, children have yet another change to deal with, but with the help of a family law attorney from the Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman in Scottsdale, Arizona the transition can move smoothly. One thing a family divorce attorney can help with is step-parent adoption. When legal guardianship is unquestionable, a sense of stability accompanies a child’s everyday.

Step-parent adoption is a process by which a spouse of a biological parent may obtain parenting rights to the child as if they were the child’s own biological parent. The rights include financial responsibility for the child. The most important factor in the pursuance of a step-parent adoption is the consent and cooperation of the biological parent. According to Arizona state law, the step and biological parents must be married for at least one year before the court can approve the adoption.

Though the process can take quite a long time and become arduously confusing, a Phoenix family attorney from the Law Firm of Hope E. Fruchtman can help you navigate the regulations and standards required for step-parent adoption. The process can go a long way in making sure your child’s future is protected and secure. The benefits of step-parent adoption could include better psychological and social health for your child throughout their years as minors. Let us help you and your loved ones by clicking here or call us today at (480) 209-1918.