Building Family Bonds Through Stepparent Adoption

Stepparent adoption is a useful tool for many blended families. Not only does it solidify the emotional bonds a stepparent has built with a child, it provides legal rights to that stepparent. This becomes particularly important as the family plans for the future. Should anything happen to the biological parent, the stepparent has guardianship, custody and parental rights to care for the child.

At the Law Office of Craig A. Patton, we provide the legal representation and tools you need to take this step as a family. Attorney Craig A. Patton is experienced in family law and adoption matters, and is prepared to guide you through each step of a stepparent adoption with strategies that are tailored to your family.

Solidifying The Stepparent Bonds And Preparing For The Future

One of the biggest obstacles in the stepparent adoption process is the termination of the other biological parent's rights. In many cases, this individual does not play an active role in the child's life, whether due to neglect, illness (physical or mental), substance abuse or other violent tendencies. Legally cutting those ties can be an emotional and taxing situation for all involved.

We provide resolution-focused representation with innovative solutions that will keep everyone involved pointed toward the best interests of the child. Our presence in the situation helps to keep emotions at bay, minimizing the strain to all parents, as well as the children.

Upon completing the stepparent adoption, the new parent will have full parental rights and be equipped to help raise the child in a stable and nurturing environment. The family can then enjoy peace of mind that the child will have a loving and capable guardian, no matter what happens.

For more information about the stepparent adoption process and how our lawyer can help, please call our El Paso law offices today at 915-255-1888.

The material contained on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the dissemination of legal advice to anyone by the Law Office of Craig A. Patton. You should always seek the advice of an attorney, who can review and ascertain your legal needs and recommend a proper course of action regarding your situation.