Palatine Step Parent Adoption Lawyer

Rolling Meadows step parent adoption attorney

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, and strategies that may include 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 full-service family 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. This office 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

He explains, 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:

  1. Abandonment
  2. Desertion
  3. 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 practice areas such as paternity, child custody and child support. Nicholas W. Richardson has the information and trusted legal guidance you need, which can translate to sound decisions.

Contact Us

Speak with Palatine step-parent adoption attorney Nicholas W. Richardson in a comfortable, confidential initial consultation. Secure yours 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.


Call Today at 847.873.6741 for Your FREE Initial Consultation

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Address110 N. Brockway Street, Suite 220, Palatine, IL 60067

Phone847.873.6741     Fax224.278.9550

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