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California Step Parent Adoption Lawyers
Adoption is a legal process by which a legal adult, other than one of the biological parents of the minor child, becomes legally responsible for that minor child. There are essentially two types of adoption for which Rupert Corkill offers services. There are step-parent adoptions and third-party adoptions, such as when grandparents adopt their grandchildren.
Both types of adoptions can be either "contested" or "uncontested." Contested adoptions occur when the biological parent, or other relative(s), object through legal process to the adoption being granted by the court. An uncontested adoption occurs when there is no opposition to the adoption, either by the biological parent or from anyone else.
At The Law Office of Rupert Corkill, we handle adoption with an eye towards creating strong family relationships. If you have questions about the adoption process, we encourage you to contact us online, or call our office in Redding, California to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with an experienced family law attorney in Redding.
Step-parent adoptions happen when the parent who has custody of the child remarries. Sometimes the other biological parent is deceased and the motivation of the adoption is to insure that the child has two parents to love and care for the child. More often, the motivation is to have the custodial parent's new spouse, who is most likely living in the residence with the child, become legally responsible for the child with whom the new spouse lives on a day-to-day basis.
The biological parent often cooperates with this process because, once the cohabitant of the custodial parent adopts the child, the "new dad" or "new mom" is responsible for the child in all ways, including financially. The other biological parent no longer is required to pay ongoing child support as long as there are not any arrears that are still owed.
We will assist your blended family and guide you through the entire process. Adoption can often trigger certain issues, such as how grandparents' rights may be affected, and our firm will help you plan for all of these circumstances.
Family Law Attorney Rupert Corkill is not only familiar with the paperwork and procedures; he also relishes the opportunity to help families formalize adoption arrangements, because adoption is a beautiful act of optimism and charity. These are often the happiest court occasions, and adoption cases are some of the most rewarding legal procedures for an attorney to handle.
Contact Our Law Firm
We offer free initial 15 minute consultations and with just a single phone call to our location, your concerns and questions can be answered. We can be reached at: Office: (530) 209-9593 and our offices are located at 1725 Oregon St, Redding, CA 96001.
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