Colorado Stepparent Adoption Lawyers
Knowledgeable & Helpful Legal Support
While stepparents already carry several serious responsibilities of their stepchildren, legal adoption allows benefits and ramifications many may not be aware of. Despite already caring for, loving, and being there for your stepchildren, you may be surprised to learn adoption is the final tier of responsibility in the eyes of the law.
Stepparent adoption is a wonderful affirmation of commitment, love, and dedication to your spouse’s children. Not only does it carry amazing emotional worth, it can mean quite a bit of difference in the eyes of the law. If you are a stepparent looking to legally adopt your spouse’s children, you are making a big step in securing your role in their lives as a legal parent, and it is one to be celebrated. You will also need the direction of an experienced lawyer to help you through the process.
The following changes take place once you adopt your stepchild:
- You become the child’s permanent caretaker
- You can be liable for child support
- The child is entitled to inheriting your estate
- The biological parent (not your spouse) loses all rights and obligations
- Biological parent’s child support is forfeited
Contact Our Colorado Family Lawyers
For Colorado family lawyers who truly care about you and your family, look no further than Hinds & Hinds Family Law, P.C. We are a comprised of compassionate individuals who combine our experience, resources, and education to help bring families together.
Our Colorado family lawyers are honored to help stepparents adopt their stepchildren, as it truly brings us joy to help the merging of families in any way. We will provide supportive legal counsel from beginning to end. Don’t hesitate to bring your family together in more ways than one--we are proud to make a positive change with our guidance and direction!
Contact us today by calling 303.900.4788.