Over time, step-parents often develop a strong bond of love and affection with a stepchild. As a loving figure in a stepchild’s life, it may be in everyone’s best interests for a step-parent to seek adoption and make the relationship legal.
HOW A STEP-PARENT ADOPTION IN UTAH PROVIDES FAMILY RELIEF
In some situations, the biological parent may have relinquished his or her rights or may not be in a position to be a suitable parent. In other situations, the biological parent may be deceased. Step-parent adoption in Utah can help create unity in a family regardless of the situation. Sometimes, step-parent adoption can provide relief to help resolve common issues that can occur in blended families.
In Utah, step-parent adoption can make a long-lasting, positive impression on a family that can’t be provided in any other way.
If something were to happen to a stepparent’s spouse and his or her stepchild has not been adopted, it could create unwanted conflict and legal difficulties. Without a legal adoption, the court is left to decide who will be the child’s guardian, often turning to the biological parent or other biological relatives who may not have developed a strong bond with the child.
At Burton Family Attorneys, we understand that family legal issues 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.
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. To more efficiently serve you, we encourage you to organize pertinent documents before your initial consultation if possible.
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