New Jersey Step Parent Adoption Attorneys
Many individuals, once they are remarried, decide to adopt their new spouse's children. This type of adoption, step parent adoption, is the most common form of adoption in the United States. In many cases, legal paperwork and other issues may complicate the matter and lead to confusion. Having a trusted attorney by your side throughout the adoption process can alleviate the stress that step parent adoption issues can create.
At the New Jersey office of Goldstein, Bachman & Newman, our creative legal team provides stepparents with information and guidance throughout the entire stepparent adoption process. We utilize our extensive knowledge of family law cases in order to pursue a resolution to the case that is in the best interests of the child and our clients.
Once a stepparent engages in the adoption process, he or she agrees to be fully responsible for his or her spouse's child. After the adoption occurs, the noncustodial parent (the parent not living with the child) no longer has any rights or responsibilities for the child, including child support. In some cases, the other parent has to agree to the adoption. This can be difficult and emotional for all involved. Our firm strives to minimize the additional trauma that this can cause and attempts to resolve the stepparent adoption as effectively and efficiently as possible.
In addition to handling step parent adoption and other family law matters, our firm can provide thorough representation in seeking the termination of parental rights of a parent. We handle these cases on either side of the issue, for the parent seeking the termination of the rights
Contact us at Goldstein, Bachman & Newman today for a free consultation. Whether you need a child custody attorney, relocation lawyer or your case involves another area of New Jersey family law, you need an aggressive advocate on your side.