Bucks County Adoption Lawyers Assist Prospective Parents
Sound guidance, staunch advocacy throughout the complex process
In our family law practice, we’re often called upon to help blended families “make it official” through a stepparent adoption. Stepparent adoption has many benefits, but it is not always easy to achieve, especially when the other natural parent is still living. If you are contemplating this step in your life, you can trust The Law Offices of Jennifer Courtney & Associates, P.C. for compassionate counsel and skilled, effective representation.
Involuntary termination of an unfit or disengaged parent’s rights
In certain situations, where a natural parent will not voluntarily terminate parental rights to free a child for adoption, it is appropriate to litigate the issue, asking the court to terminate parental rights involuntarily. The court is generally predisposed to believe that maintaining the bond with a natural parent is in the best interest of the child. However, when a parent is absent, unfit or disengaged, and there is another responsible adult who has assumed the parental role, the court may rule in favor of the stepparent.
In our practice, we represent parents seeking an involuntary termination and those who oppose the action. We can assess your circumstances, advise you on the application of the law to your circumstances, and inform you of the range of possible outcomes. When you decide the course you would like to pursue, we represent your interests vigorously to achieve the best possible results.
Contact us for legal advice and representation related to stepparent adoptions
The Law Offices of Jennifer Courtney & Associates, P.C. assists stepparents seeking to adopt their stepchildren. We also represent natural parents in actions to terminate parental rights, on both sides of the issues. We do not counsel couples on agency adoptions. For further information, call us today at 215.493.3360 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.