Stepparent And Second Family Adoption
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Attorney For Stepparent And Second Family Adoptions

Things change in people’s lives. Parents who split up due to divorce often enter new relationships and form stepfamilies. If you are remarrying and stepchildren will be part of your new family, adoption can be the tie that binds.

Attorney Lisa D. Stern is ready to help your family with every legal detail necessary for stepparent and second-family adoption, including:

  • Obtaining consent from other biological parent or legal guardian
  • Working through any issues that may arise from the “home study” investigation
  • Proof of abandonment by the other biological parent
  • Disproving presumed parentage by an absent parent
  • Negotiating, resolving disputes with the other parent in the event they decline to consent
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Preparing and filing the adoption request
  • Handling special adoption cases involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), if necessary
  • Prepare and accompany you to all necessary court appearances
  • Handling new birth certificate issues
  • Legal name changes

Call attorney Stern to discuss your circumstances. She can help you with:

Contact Attorney Lisa Stern To Arrange A Consultation

Call the office in Bloomfield, Michigan, or contact attorney Stern by email to arrange an opportunity to discuss your stepparent or second-family adoption needs right away.