San Diego Adoption Attorneys

Many step families in California are enjoying enhanced peace of mind and closer personal bonding that is available to them when they go through the legal process of stepparent adoptions. At Neumann Family Law, APC, our San Diego stepparent adoption attorneys understand the immense satisfaction that comes when stepparents take legal action to adopt the child of their spouse or domestic partner. Stepparents are creating a very special and loving environment and relationship with the child by stepping up their legal status to that of a parent through adoption.

Stepparent Adoption in San Diego

The California Family Code addresses all issues related to divorce, marriage, separation and matters that involve children in the family. Issues like adoption have specific rules to follow; stepparent adoption attorneys at Neumann Family Law, APC are well-experienced in all aspects of family adoption law. They can help you expedite matters because they know the court systems, local court customs and what is required by California Family Code law. There are good reasons to contact our offices for expert assistance in stepparent adoptions:

  • Entrust important legal matters relating to the family and children to legal professionals who care and who are willing to go the extra step to help your family manage transitions.
  • Time is fleeing and children grow fast; don’t waste time trying to wade through paperwork.
  • Our staff and attorneys work quickly on your behalf to achieve winning results in and out of the courtroom.

Family Law Applies to Stepparent Adoption Cases

The California Family Code provides in Chapter 5, Section 9000-9007, rules that apply to stepparent adoption:

  • A stepparent who wishes to adopt the child of their spouse or domestic partner must file a petition with the clerk in the county where they reside. This petition has specific requirements for form and information; any incorrect information or deviation from form requirements can delay procedural flow and the adoption.
  • If the child is subject to guardianship, this is also a factor to divulge.
  • Any prior agreements between the stepparent and birth parent for child/parent contact must also be attached. An investigation will be conducted by court authorities.
  • Notarized papers of consent must be executed properly.
  • Inheritance rights are addressed in these rules, as are procedures for withdrawal of consent.

Complimentary Phone Consultation with Neumann Family Law, APC San Diego Stepparent Adoption Attorney

Stepparent Adoption is an important legal procedure that helps loving families grow stronger. Get the legal assistance you deserve to smooth the way for creating the family ties you want so much. Start today; call the caring stepparent adoption attorneys at Neumann Family Law, APC for your complimentary telephone consultation: (619) 282-1107 or (760) 480-8400.

Testimonial From a Client

  • “My wife and I would like to say thank you for the outstanding work you did for us. Words cannot give our appreciation justice. You and your assistants were superbly efficient and professional. Your foresight on all matters on our case was truly remarkable. Your service and knowledge was second to none and you made the process very easy to deal with when we were nervous and anxious. It goes without saying that we will always refer to your firm if the need ever arises that we should need any legal assistance again. We will proudly recommend you and your firm to anyone we know who may be in need of legal assistance. Once again our heartfelt thanks and appreciation.”  D.D. San Diego, CA

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Neumann Family Law, APC

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San Diego, Ca 92108

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