Step Parent Adoption
Stepparent Adoption Lawyer in Cherry Hill, NJ
Family Law Attorney Helping Parents Experience the Joy of Adoption Throughout South Jersey
Many individuals who marry someone with a child wish to legally adopt their spouse’s child through a process known as stepparent adoption. Adopting a child is one of the happiest events any parent can experience, but the process can also be complex and frustrating.
I am Lois Garber Schwartz, an experienced Cherry Hill stepparent adoption attorney who can help you navigate the adoption process in an intelligent and efficient manner. Backed by more than 35 years of experience, I assist clients in completing the legal documentation and procedures that are necessary for the security, protection and happiness of the adopted child and his or her family.
Contact me, a Camden County family law lawyer, online or call me directly to schedule a confidential consultation.
The Stepparent Adoption Process
As part of a stepparent adoption, the stepparent agrees to assume parental responsibility for his or her spouse’s child. The child’s noncustodial, biological parent will no longer have any parental rights or responsibilities for the child, including child support.
If the child’s noncustodial parent is estranged, I can assist you with obtaining voluntary relinquishment of parental rights or with court-ordered termination of parental rights based on a history of abandonment, drug abuse or violence. I strive to minimize any potential conflict or trauma associated with the relinquishment or termination of the noncustodial parent’s rights.
Contact a Camden County Stepchild Adoption Attorney
I focus on intelligent advocacy and compassionate client service. Contact me, a Cherry Hill stepparent adoption lawyer, online or call my law firm to schedule an appointment to discuss your specific situation.