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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 an experienced Scottsdale child custody lawyer. Call Arizona family law attorney Karen Schoenau today at (480) 209-1918 or contact us online.

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