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Compassionate Guidance In Stepparent Adoption Matters

Assisting Maryland clients through the adoption process is generally one of the happiest areas of the practice here at the law firm of Stuart C. Axilbund, Attorney at Law. Being a part of the expansion and creation of new families is rewarding and gratifying to the attorney here, Stuart C. Axilbund, who has nearly 30 years of experience in adoption, family law and divorce matters.

With the assistance of the firm’s services and insight into child custody and visitation cases, stepparents are able to formally adopt their spouses’ children and gain the legal rights and obligations associated with parenthood.

Generally, the process is simple, assuming the biological parent either consents to the adoption or is deceased. With any legal endeavor, however, problems may arise. It is important to have a trusted and qualified lawyer to help you understand each step in the process.

Steps In The Adoption Process

  • Initially, a prospective stepparent must file a document with the court requesting permission to adopt the children. There is legal paperwork that must be completed correctly. The attorney here will make sure everything is accurate in order to minimize time delays or problems.
  • There must be a termination of the biological parent’s rights. To do this, consent must be given by that parent. Stuart C. Axilbund is experienced and knows the requirements for obtaining consent and dealing with situations when consent cannot be obtained.
  • After this step is completed, there is a hearing where everything is finalized. This is often where the parties celebrate with family and friends.
  • Regardless of the difficulty involved, you can trust that, with Stuart C. Axilbund, Attorney at Law, your needs and goals will be the utmost priority, and the attorney here is dedicated to helping you succeed and build a new family.

Have More Questions About Stepparent Adoption?

It is important that all documents and materials be completed correctly and submitted according to requested timeframes in order for a stepparent adoption to proceed as smoothly as possible. Get started as soon as possible by calling Mr. Axilbund’s firm at 410-670-8425 or contact them online to schedule a consultation. Appointments are available between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with evening hours by request.

The firm’s office is located within a few blocks of the Baltimore County Circuit courts. Free parking is provided. Credit cards – Visa and MasterCard – are accepted. German translation is available.