Tony Taylor Specializes in Stepparent Adoptions. He has Adopted Two of His Own Daughters!
There are many circumstances in which adoption by the spouse of the custodial parent is in the best interest of the children. Unfortunately some non-custodial parents fail to maintain contact or meaningful relationships with the children, or fail to provide child support for a substantial period of time. Often the stepparent assumes the parental role emotionally, socially and financially.
How will an Adoption Lawyer Simplify the Adoption Process?
- The simplest way to accomplish a stepparent adoption is with the consent and agreement of the non-custodial parent. When the other parent is being difficult, having a lawyer gives you power.
- Adoption laws are complicated. Adoption lawyers have the legal software that allows us to research the law and how Judges have interpreted the law.
- Laws change. Every time the Supreme Court makes a decision, the rest of the state has to change the way things are done and follow the Court's ruling. Dedicated Attorneys are subscribed to special legal newspapers to keep up to date with the latest changes in the interpretation of adoption laws.
- Even if the other parent is a dead beat, you will need to jump through some hoops if they don't cooperate. If the non-custodial parent cannot be found or refuses to agree to the stepparent adoption, the adoption can be accomplished by showing the non-custodial parent's failure to pay child support or have meaningful contact with the children for a period of one year or more, or by showing misconduct by the non-custodial parent which is harmful to the children, such as molestation, neglect, or abuse.
WE CAN HELP YOU! Contact our Lawrenceville law office at 770-604-1380.
From our office in Lawrenceville, our lawyers represent clients in communities throughout Gwinnett County and Walton County, Georgia. Call us at 770-604-1380 or contact us by email to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced Lawrenceville adoption attorneys today.