Florida Stepparents Rights Attorney

Tampa Attorney For Stepparents Rights

After a second marriage, many stepparents wish to extend their commitment to their new spouse’s family and adopt their children. At Sparkman Law, we take great joy and pride in tightening the bonds of families and ensuring that children have two legal, loving parents.

Bringing Families Together

The decision to adopt a stepchild is highly personal and very serious. If you are considering adoption, we encourage you to contact us for a consultation. Our experience with the adoption process and our candid advice often help clients determine whether adoption is right for them.

Adoption by a stepparent has many benefits for both the parent and child:

  • You may not need the noncustodial parent’s consent for the adoption, depending on the circumstances.
  • Stepparent adoptions do not require a home visit like most other private adoptions.
  • You will become the child’s legal parent and be able to participate in major decisions involving the child, including his or her education and what will happen to the child if you or your partner become incapacitated.
  • Stepparent adoptions are typically fairly simple. We can finalize your adoption swiftly and thoroughly, allowing you and your new child to move forward.

Attorney Shazia Sparkman also assists grandparents, aunts, uncles and other interested third parties with adoption when a custodial parent is unable to care for his or her child.

Contact Us For A Free Phone Consultation

To learn more about the adoption process and speak with a lawyer, please call our Tampa, Florida, office at 813-374-2000. You may also complete our contact form if you would like us to follow up with you.