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Step-Parent Adoption Lawyer Scottsdale, Arizona

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Arizona Parental Rights Attorney Helps Clients with Step-Parent Adoption in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ

At the Scottsdale Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau, we help unite families legally through the step-parent or relative adoptions. Step-parent adoptions in Scottsdale can be completed in two ways: by consent of the birth parent, or through the termination of the birth parent’s rights.

  • Consent: The easiest way to complete a stepparent adoption is if the absent parent signs a document relinquishing his or her parental rights.
  • Termination of parental rights: The termination of someone’s parental rights is complex and requires an attorney with significant trial experience in these types of proceedings.

In order for a stepparent adoption to be approved, the step-parent and biological parent have to be married for two years and the stepparent has to participate in a background and adoption study. Additionally, any child over the age of 8, has to agree to the adoption.

Child writing the words "child adoption" in chalk on a whiteboard, process of a step-parent adoption in Scottsdale

At the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau, we are dedicated to providing top-quality service that considers your financial situation. We make sure that you always clearly understand our fees and guide you through the step-parent adoption process in Scottsdale as swiftly and cost-effectively as possible.

Talk to Our Experienced Scottsdale Adoption Attorney

The best way to get real answers about stepparent and relative adoptions is to talk to a lawyer. Call Arizona modification attorney Karen Schoenau today at (480) 209-1918 or reach out online.

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