You may have a growing blended family and want to take the next step in making things official. We provide step parent adoption services to assist in solidifying the care and responsibility of the minor child to make sure they are cared for in the event of a parent’s passing or some other unforeseen circumstance.
The step parent adoption process is detailed and intricate. You need the representation of a skilled and experienced attorney that can present all the facts to the court with a strong argument in place that will support the adoption. These situations can become more complicated when the other biological parent is living and is fighting against the adoption.
Consulting with an attorney that can gather information and provide unbiased counsel is important. Although many blended situations work well, your situation may require more review. We educate our clients on what to expect throughout the process, any pitfalls or complications that may arise, and the options for moving forward if the adoption is not approved. This is a costly and lengthy process, and a detailed consultation can help put things in perspective to determine if this is the course of action you really want to take.
Rutland Law will always keep your best interests at the forefront, giving you an experienced and sound opinion. This is a life-changing event that must be handled with care, sensitivity and a plan in place to address a number of scenarios. We offer family roundtable sessions to make sure everyone is on one accord, which is a major component of the court’s decision. While going through this process may be challenging, the results can be great.
Let us assist you in making your blended family a permanent one!For more information on the services we offer in but not limited to the following counties: Sherburne, Stearns, Benton, Mille Lacs, Isanti, and Greater Minnesota. Call Rutland Law.