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.

Testimonials

  • Hinds & Hinds Family Law, P.C. From the moment I walked in, I knew I had chosen the right firm.
  • Hinds & Hinds Family Law, P.C. The only way to describe how I feel about the outcome of my case is to say, my daughter is safe and growing up in a loving environment now.
  • Hinds & Hinds Family Law, P.C. Hinds Family Law knows the law, partially because many of the Colorado divorce statutes were crafted by them.
  • Hinds & Hinds Family Law, P.C. Rob jumped in headfirst and poured every resource that he and the firm had into my case.
  • Hinds & Hinds Family Law, P.C. I needed someone capable of handling a particularly combative situation post-divorce, and she was instrumental in the good outcomes I’ve experienced every time she’s helped me.
  • Hinds & Hinds Family Law, P.C. It was important to me that my attorney could provide guidance and that's exactly what I received.
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