Tag Archives: Stepparent

What Is the Process Followed in a Step-Parent Adoption in Illinois?

Many people who get divorced often find love and happiness again in second marriages. A step-family, sometimes called a “blended” or “bonus” family, is a family in which at least one parent has children from a previous marriage or relationship. … Continue reading

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Stepparent Rights in California Divorce

Though I never adopted the children, now that we are divorcing do I have any stepparent rights? Let us say you have spent a fair amount of time helping to raise the children that your spouse brought to the marriage, … Continue reading

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Important Considerations For Step-Parent Adoptions in Illinois

The most common form of adoption in Illinois is a related adoption, meaning the adoptive parent is related in some way to the child. Specifically, step-parent adoption is very common in the United States and in Illinois. Step-parent adoptions take … Continue reading

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Dealing with a Contested Stepparent Adoption in Michigan

The most common forms of adoption are family adoptions, specifically stepparent adoptions. Stepparent adoptions take place when one parent’s new spouse wants to adopt the child of that parent. This can help establish a more secure connection between the parent’s … Continue reading

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Stepparent visitation where biological parent's rights had been terminated – Published opinion from Ky Court of Appeals

FRY V. CAUDILL   Stepfather filed a petition for visitation with stepchildren. Biological father’s rights had been terminated and although stepfather had not adopted the children, they had his last name, called him dad, and relied on him solely for … Continue reading

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