Welcome to the Law Offices of Step Parent Adoption Attorney Joseph Battle Carnohan. In practice for more than 27 years, Mr. Carnohan has provided skilled legal representation to parties engaged in the Step Parent Adoption process.
If you are considering having your spouse adopt your child, or are a Step Parent seeking information regarding the adoption process, please contactOceanside Step Parent Adoption Lawyer Joseph Carnohan at (760) 722-8200 to set up an appointment for a free, comprehensive consultation with a leading Family Law Attorney.
During your consultation, Mr. Carnohan will thoroughly review the process, as well as the ramifications should you and your current spouse decide to divorce in the future. This information will allow all parties to make an educated decision prior to moving forward.
Dedicated to providing quality legal counsel and representation, all communications will be responded to rapidly, and we will keep you apprised of the status of your legal action so you are not left in the dark.
Call us today to learn how Oceanside Step Parent Adoption Attorney Joseph Battle Carnohan can help you successfully complete the adoption should you decide that doing so is in the best interests of your family.
Step Parent Adoption Attorney in Oceanside – Joseph B. Carnohan
There are numerous guidelines which pertain directly to Step Parent Adoptions. An experienced lawyer, Oceanside Step Parent Adoption Attorney Joe Carnohan has successfully helped numerous families complete their adoptions. A highly complex process, it is essential that you retain a knowledgeable lawyer who possesses an in-depth understanding of the steps which must be taken in order for your planned adoption to go through.
In order to adopt your step child, the following conditions must be met:
The Step Parent must currently be married to the Child’s Legal Parent
Your Spouse must consent to the Adoption
The Adoptive Parent must be at least 18 Years Old
The Child’s Other Birth Parent is Deceased – or –
Has had their Parental Rights Terminated Due to Willful Failure to Support or Abandonment – or –
Has Consented to the Adoption
If the Adoptee is 12+ Years of Age, He or She consents to the Adoption
If the other biological parent is unable to be located, steps must be taken to locate him or her. This may make the process more difficult, and requires the assistance of counsel to ensure that all proper steps are taken to locate the missing parent prior to the termination of their parental rights.
After the adoption is completed, the adoptive parent has the same rights, duties and responsibilities as a biological parent. Should you and your spouse divorce after the adoption is finalized, the adoptive parent can fight for custody, obtain visitation rights, and a child support order will be issued.
Because there are numerous issues to consider prior to adopting your stepchild or allowing your spouse to adopt your biological child, it is essential that you and your spouse consider each and every legal ramification of the adoption.
Call an Experienced Oceanside Step Parent Adoption Lawyer for a Complimentary Consultation
For additional information regarding this matter, please complete our Case Evaluation Formor contact the Law Offices of Oceanside Step Parent Adoption Attorney Joseph Carnohan at (760) 722-8200 today to schedule your free, in-depth consultation.
Representing clients throughout North San Diego County and the surrounding communities for more than 27 years, Lawyer Joseph Carnohan provides quality legal counsel and representation at affordable rates. Call today to learn how he can help you with your Family Law related matter.
Oceanside Step Parent Adoption Lawyer Joe Carnohan