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Murrieta Step-Parent Adoption Cases

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Under special circumstances, the state of California will allow a step-parent to adopt the child of their spouse. A step-parent adoption is a significant step to take, as it terminates the rights and relationship with the biological parent in the same manner as a traditional adoption. Once granted, the minor is the legal child of the step-parent. Under some circumstances, the biological parent may try to stop the court from terminating parental rights in a step-parent adoption case.

Let our Murrieta family law attorneys at The Grey Legal Group, APC help you. Schedule your free initial consultation today.

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If you are a step-parent living in Murrieta, Temecula, or anywhere in Riverside County or San Diego County and you wish to go through an adoption, it is advisable that you speak with a local attorney who can help guide you through what to expect in during the entire procedure. You should not take any risks that may lead to a mistake being made and the situation being compromised.

Whatever the reason may be for your desire to legally adopt the child of your spouse, our team at The Grey Legal Group, APC can help. Our Murrieta family law attorneys understand all of the various reasons for a step-parent adoption, as well as the legal responsibilities and processes involved. Although there are some exceptions to the general requirements, we can help you understand what to expect and how to prepare.

A few of the requirements involved in a step-parent adoption case include:

  • You must be married or the domestic partner of one custodial parent of the child
  • You must be a legal adult and at least 10 years of age older than the child being adopted
  • You must have the legal consent of the child that they will be adopted (if they are 12 years of age or older)
  • You must have approval from the DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services)

If you are in need of legal guidance, please reach out to us today at 951.363.2255 or contact The Grey Legal Group, APC online.

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