Many family law judges in Rhode Island gravitate toward rulings and arrangements that allow children to have two parents. Depending on the situation, that preference can work for or against parents who are interested in adoption.
Whether you are interested in stepparent adoption or are interested in terminating the parental rights of an absent parent, an experienced adoption lawyer can help you understand your options. When you contact my firm, The Law Office of Timothy M. Sweet, LLC, I can work closely with you, educating you on the process and what to expect at each step.
Terminating Parental Rights
Because the family law courts prefer that children have two legal guardians, it can be challenging for a single parent to have the parental rights of an absent parent terminated. However, terminating parental rights of an absent parent can be easier if a stepparent is interested in adopting the child.
I work with stepparents in Providence and throughout Rhode Island who are interested in adopting their spouses’ children so the courts recognize the family relationship that already exists. Stepparent adoption is typically the result of the remarriage of a divorced parent. However, stepparent adoption can also assist with financial situations, inheritance matters or children born out of wedlock.
Contact An Experienced Family Law Attorney
If you are interested in learning more about the adoption process, contact me to schedule your free initial consultation. I have dedicated my career to representing families who are facing legal matters, and I’m committed to helping my clients find the solutions they need. Contact me through an online contact form or by calling 401-216-6506.