STEP PARENT ADOPTION ATTORNEY IN OGDEN, UTAH

Over time, step-parents often develop a strong bond of love and affection with a stepchild. As a loving figure in a step child’s life, it may be in everyone’s best interests for a step parent to seek an adoption and make the relationship legal.

Stepparent adoption can help create equality in a family. Sometimes, step parent adoption can provide relief to common issues that occur in blended families, such as giving your children a common status with both parents or having the children see each other as equals. A stepparent adoption can provide a sense of affection and commitment that can make a long-lasting impression on a family. A child adopted by a stepparent may be able to have a feeling of emotional security that can’t be provided any other way.

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In some situations, the biological parent may be deceased. In other situations, the biological parent may have relinquished his or her rights, or may not be in the position to be a suitable parent. If something were to happen to a step parent’s spouse, and his or her stepchild has not been adopted, it could create conflict and legal difficulties as the court is left to decide who will be the guardian, often turning to the biological parent or other biological relatives who may not have developed a strong bond with the child.

At Burton Attorneys at Law, we understand that legal issues involving the family are personal and real. That’s why we focus our practice on the family. We understand the compassion it takes to help unify families and will help you navigate the legalities to do so. If you would like to discuss stepparent adoption with one of our attorneys, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

BURTON LAW FIRM PRACTICE AREAS

Family Law

At Burton Law Firm, our family law attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients through all areas of family law. By leveraging the combination of skill with years of experience, our attorneys will do everything in their power to achieve the outcome desired by their clients.

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Mediations

We recommend attending mediation with the help of a legal professional. Mediators are neutral parties who cannot give legal advice. Mediation will involve the discussion relating to all your divorce issues including real estate and personal property issues, division of financial assets (401k, stocks, bonds, etc.)

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Step Parent Adoption

Step-parents often develop a strong bond of love and affection with a stepchild. As a loving figure in a step child’s life, it may be in everyone’s best interests for a step parent to seek an adoption and make the relationship legal.

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Probate

When a family member, friend or loved one passes away, his or her estate may have to go through a court process referred to as probate. This is the process whereby the Court appoints an individual, or sometimes multiple individuals, to gather, manage, and ultimately distribute the assets of the one who passed away.

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Divorce

Going through a divorce is difficult for everyone involved. Our goal is to help our clients navigate their divorce case with knowledge and compassion so they can focus on their family.

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Custody & Parent Time

Whether you have a custody battle resulting from an ongoing divorce, or if you’re an unmarried parent fighting for custody of a child, the attorneys at Burton Attorneys at Law have the experience to handle your case.

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Paternity

We have assisted and successfully represented numerous clients dealing with paternity issues. Because of our experience dealing with a wide range of paternity-related cases, we can assist clients whether or not they claim to be the father of the child.

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Child Support

In Utah, by law, every child is entitled to the support of both parents, whether the parents are married or not. Although Utah law provides child support guidelines used by the courts to calculate a parent’s base child support obligation.

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Alimony

There is no set formula to determine when, or if, a party should receive alimony (spousal support) from a divorcing spouse. In determining alimony the courts will consider the needs of the party requesting alimony, the ability of that party to provide for his or her own needs, and the ability of the other divorcing party to pay alimony.

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Modifications

Simply stated, mediation is a non-binding forum for a divorcing couple to work out the terms of their divorce with the help of a trained mediation specialist. The only requirement of mediation is that a party attend and make a good faith effort at resolution.

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Division of Retirement

When a Court grants a decree of divorce, it will also address the parties’ rights with respect to the assets they acquired during their marriage. This includes retirement assets, such as 401(k) accounts, IRAs, and pensions.

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Guardianship

A guardian helps an individual care for their physical well-being while a conservator helps an individual handle their financial affairs. By appointing a guardian and/or conservator, you are providing your loved one with the assistance of someone who cares in order to help them handle day to day matters and to make important legal decisions.

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Contact us today for a consultation with an attorney. During the meeting, you will be advised of your options as well as the cost of pursuing each option that you have. In order to more efficiently serve you, we encourage you to organize pertinent documents prior to your initial consultation if possible.

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Ogden, Utah 84403

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