Step-Parent Adoption

Sometimes, when a person marries for a second time, or following the death of a spouse, the new step-parent would like to adopt the children from the prior marriage. This is an easy and joyous process, and one which the attorneys at Transitions Legal can guide from start to finish to everyone’s benefit. There are many reasons a step-parent may choose to become a legal parent of his/her step-children, including creating a more cohesive family, assuming legal and financial responsibility for the children and in the sudden event of something tragic happening to the children’s biological parent, this step-parent will then be legally entitled to continue caring for and raising the children.