If you are a custodial parent who is remarried and wish for your new spouse to adopt your child or children from a previous relationship and the noncustodial birth parent is willing to terminate his or her parental rights, an adoption attorney can facilitate this process and guide you through the legal steps necessary. A stepparent adoption lends legal credibility to the relationship, putting the stepchild on generally the same legal grounds as a biological child in terms of parental rights and responsibilities, as well as inheritance and estate planning matters. These types of adoptions are generally less complex than contested adoptions and should be able to be accomplished problem-free with the guidance of a NJ stepparent adoption attorney.
Stepparent adoption lawyer Christopher R. Musulin has more than 27 years of legal experience and a strong commitment to people and families with family law and matrimonial matters. During the initial client consultation, he will assess your situation and determine whether your case can proceed in an uncontested fashion. Mr. Musulin will also explain from a legal standpoint what will be your parental rights and obligations after successfully adopting a child.
If you decide to retain the Musulin Law Firm to guide you through your stepparent adoption, you will be quoted a flat fee, as opposed to requesting a legal retainer, for your representation, which will cover all court costs and legal fees. After the law firm is formally retained, Attorney Musulin will guide you through all aspects of your stepparent adoption, including:
- Rights and obligations of being a parent
- Termination of parental rights of the noncustodial birth parent
- Paperwork and filings
- Hearings and reviews leading to court approval
Contact Musulin Law Firm, LLC
To schedule a consultation with stepparent adoption lawyer Christopher R. Musulin, contact the firm online or call 609-267-0070.