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Palatine Step Parent Adoption Lawyer

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Illinois Stepchild Adoption Attorney Offers Experienced Guidance for Your Issues

Are you a step-parent in Palatine, Rolling Meadows, or any of Chicago's Northwest Suburbs who wants to adopt your new husband or wife's biological child? You can get the facts about step-parent adoption law and the options available to you by speaking with The Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C.

Step-parent adoption allows you, the new spouse, to become the legal parent of a biological child belonging to the person you marry, giving both you and the child the legal protections of a natural parent. You and the child's other biological parent, who is giving up legal parenting rights, must participate in the adoption petition.

Attorney Richardson is well-known for his calm, understanding approach to your issues — and for his reputation for results. He listens to your goals, informs you of obligations that fall to you under the law, and charts a course that takes you through the legal process smoothly and efficiently. There are specific legal steps, requirements, and consequences to consider. He can help you determine your strategies for protecting your interests if a birth parent objects to your decision to adopt.

Adoption often provides a child with a sense of belonging, and step-parents can be a beneficial and necessary influence in a child's life. Contact The Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C. today for the quality representation you need and the attentive personal service you deserve.

Your initial consultation is free of charge. Our firm serves a wide variety of family law clients in Palatine and Chicago's Northwest Suburbs.

If You Are Adopting a Stepchild in Greater Chicago, Experienced Palatine Lawyer Nicholas W. Richardson Can Help

Attorney Richardson can explain, fully and clearly, the criteria for establishing parental rights when you want to adopt your spouse's biological child. For your step-parent adoption to be successful, grounds for termination of parental rights include:

  • Abandonment
  • Desertion
  • Failure to make reasonable efforts to be a part of a child's life

The adoption process can present complex challenges related to family law issues such as paternity, child custody, and child support. Nicholas W. Richardson has the information and trusted legal guidance you need, and he can help you make sound decisions that will benefit your family.

Contact Our Schaumburg Step-Parent Adoption Attorney

Speak with Palatine step-parent adoption attorney Nicholas W. Richardson in a comfortable, confidential initial consultation. Secure your free consultation now by calling 847.873.6741.

Voicemails, email, and click-to-chat messages are promptly returned. Appointments are available in the evenings and Saturday mornings as well. We serve clients in Palatine, Barrington, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows, Cook County, and DuPage County.

Introducing The Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson

Nicholas W. Richardson is an experienced divorce lawyer and mediator whose comprehensive legal knowledge, commitment to clients and reputation for results bring lasting solutions to your problems.

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