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Blended families are common in New Jersey. Stepparents usually play an important role in the lives of their stepchildren. However, a stepparent does not have all the legal rights and responsibilities of a biological parent. In many households a stepparent may wish to adopt his or her stepchildren. We take pride in helping clients achieve that goal in this rewarding area of family law.

Know Your Rights As A Stepparent Parent

There are many reasons a person may want to adopt his or her stepchildren. If a child’s biological parent is out of the picture, the relationship between a stepparent and stepchild is generally strong. However, if a stepparent’s spouse were to face a catastrophic event, the stepparent does not have any legal right to continue acting as a parent to his or her stepchild. Many stepparents desire the legal stability that adoption brings to the parent-child relationship.

At Mullen Law Office in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, you will work with a seasoned family law attorney with substantial experience in stepparent adoptions. The one-on-one relationship you will have with a knowledgeable lawyer will give you peace of mind that your adoption process will be handled with care.

The technical requirements are complex. The biological parent must consent to the adoption or be found to have abandoned the child under the law. Family lawyer Mitchell Mullen can evaluate the specific circumstances in your family and provide honest and caring guidance concerning your legal options.

Protect Your Most Important Relationships

Adopting a stepchild is a rewarding process that serves an important function in strengthening the bonds in a loving family. For an evaluation of your blended family circumstances and compassionate representation in your stepparent adoption, get in touch with the Mullen Law Office using our online contact form or call 856-375-1136.