Step-Parent Adoptions

At Family Law Group, LLP, we routinely guide clients through the step-parent adoption process in Livermore and the surrounding area. While this is typically an exciting time for the family, it can also be an emotional one. We enjoy helping our clients through the process and work diligently to ensure that the adoptions proceed in a smooth, efficient and stress-free manner.

A step-parent adoption usually takes place in one of two ways:

  1. A biological parent gives up his or her parental rights and consents to the adoption, typically to waive child support obligations
  2. A biological parent has failed to support or contact the child for at least one year; the other parent may file for termination of the missing parent's parental rights

Contact our highly experienced attorneys for assistance with the step-parent adoption process in California. We are one of the Bay Area's premier exclusive family law firms, devoting our practice exclusively to this important area of law.

While step-parent adoptions tend to happen rather quickly once the biological parent's rights are terminated, the path to achieving this can be long and difficult for some families.

At Family Law Group, LLP, our lawyers are known for our successful track record in challenging family law cases. With more than 35 years of combined experience, our clients rest assured knowing that, by hiring our law firm, they are doing everything they can to move the adoption process forward as quickly as possible.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you personally to discuss your situation and answer any questions you may have. To speak with a highly experienced Livermore step-parent adoption attorney, call 925-344-3524 or email us to schedule a consultation.