Not every family in Pasco County is the same. There are countless stepparents, grandparents and relatives who play a major role in the upbringing of the children in their extended families. Unfortunately, many biological parents are unable or refuse to be part of the lives of their children. During this difficult time, many relatives are willing to take over the parental responsibilities. Because stepparent and relative adoptions can be a complicated process, it is vital to have an experienced and knowledgeable legal professional in your corner. For nearly 40 years, the Wesley Chapel stepparent and relative adoption attorneys at DHW Law, P.A. have been helping people accomplish their goals of becoming legalized adoptive parents.
Legally adopting a child from a relative and assuming parental responsibilities is extremely complex. If not done correctly, the adoption could be subjected to long delays. The legal team at DHW Law understands the challenges and obstacles of stepparent and relative adoption. Wesley Chapel attorneys David and Gwen Walkowiak utilize a comprehensive and personable approach to help protect the rights of each client and to always look after their best interests. Whether you are a grandparent, aunt or sibling who is better suited to raise the children of a loved-one, our attorneys can effectively guide you through the legal process. Here is how we can help:
Stepparent and relative adoptions in Florida can be very challenging. The Wesley Chapel attorneys at DHW Law, P.A. is always committed to placing each client in the best position to succeed. For a relative or stepparent to adopt a child, they must have consent from their spouse. In addition, the parental rights of the child’s biological parents would have to be terminated. When it comes to non-custodial parents, the court would have to determine whether they abandoned the child. In many close relative adoption cases, noncustodial parents agree to have their parental rights terminated.
When adopting the child of a relative, it is important to choose the right legal professional. Selecting the right stepparent and relative adoption attorney can often make the difference between success and failure. Far too many people make the mistake of trying to go through the process on their own. The Wesley Chapel attorneys at DHW Law, P.A. are proud to help relatives provide good nurturing homes for children. Our compassionate and comprehensive approach has helped many of our clients achieve their goal of becoming adoptive parents. To learn more on how we can help, contact our law office today and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.