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Stepparents’ Rights Attorneys

Stepparents do not have immediate rights to make life decisions for or to adopt their spouses’ children. As long as the biological parent’s parental rights have not been terminated, a stepparent’s rights are limited.If you are considering a stepparent adoption or filing a petition to terminate a noncustodial parent’s rights, you should speak with an experienced child custody attorney as soon as possible.

At Scott M. Brown & Associates, we represent stepparents, custodial parents and noncustodial parents in stepparent adoption cases. We advance adoption cases and we help parents protect their rights. We know all sides of these cases, and we are prepared to lead your case wherever it must go for a favorable outcome.

Our Pearland stepparents’ rights lawyers bring years of combined experience to your case. We handle disputes between opposing parties and issues with Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) regularly.

Speak with one of our lawyers today by calling 979-849-8526. We offer one-on-one consultations with our lawyers at your convenience.

Obtaining Stepparent Parental Rights

A biological parent must voluntarily or involuntarily give up his or her parental rights before stepparents can even pursue parental rights. Following legal procedure, protecting the best interests of children and presenting a comprehensive case to the court are critical to your success. A long list of legal obligations awaits stepparents seeking rights.

The state of Texas gives biological parents the benefit of the doubt, except in situations where there is a compelling reason to involuntarily terminate a parent’s rights. Reason for such legal action may include:

  • Nonpayment of child support
  • Child abandonment
  • Physical and mental health issues
  • Drug or alcohol addiction
  • Criminal conviction
  • Child abuse
  • False allegations of abuse
  • Actions that endanger children

The importance of parent-child relationships is not lost on judges. However, involuntary termination of a noncustodial parent’s rights is possible in both contested and uncontested cases.

We can help stepparents gain approval from social workers, accurately complete all necessary legal obligations and proceed with the adoption process in the best interests of children.

Angleton Stepparent Adoption Lawyers At Scott M. Brown & Associates

Call us at 979-849-8526 or email us to schedule a consultation.

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