Stepparent or other adoptions
In Arizona, adoption petitions fall into several different categories depending on whether or not the petitioner is related to the child in question. In cases where the parent(s) of the child are still living, the court must first sever or terminate the parental rights before the adoption can be granted. This can be a complicated legal issue involving agents from Child Protective Services (CPS), mental health institutions or any number of professional agencies.
While it may seem counter-intuitive to contact a Phoenix divorce lawyer when you are attempting to add a child to the family, our attorneys handle all matters of family law. We have handled countless adoption cases in our 70 years of experience and are happy to help you bring your family together.
Lawyer assistance in Phoenix, Arizona for Adoption
When termination of parental rights (TPR) is needed before an adoption can continue, our experienced staff of paralegals will collect all of the necessary documentation and deliver it to our staff. One of the most common cases comes after a divorce when one parent wishes to marry and have the new spouse adopt. These cases are often contested and we understand that they can be complicated. Our proven track record in adoption and TPR cases, and dedication to what is best for your children, will keep us at your side until the case is resolved. Once the TPR is granted, we can guide you through the process of completing a home study, if needed. These studies are often conducted by a social worker and then submitted to the court. This study is a very powerful piece of evidence in the court and in almost all cases the judge will follow the recommendations of the social worker.
The Cantor Law Group has been named members of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers®. We have over 70 years of combined experience. The sooner you contact a Cantor Law Group adoption attorney, the sooner we can help you achieve your adoption goals.