We tailor our approach around clients' unique needs — instead of offering a one-size-fits-all strategy. Adoption is a joyful experience for families but can be overwhelming and life-changing. We will be with you when you need us.
At Pfister Family Law, we are an aggressive yet compassionate family law firm. As your Frisco adoption lawyers, we are well-prepared to help you demonstrate how an adopted child will benefit as a member of your family.
GUIDING CLIENTS IN STEPPARENT ADOPTIONS
The lawyers at our firm understand the unique dynamics of families. We have a strong background working with clients interested in stepparent adoption. The legal process is pretty straightforward in situations when the child's biological parent has passed away.
Stepparent adoption is much more complicated when a biological parent refuses to terminate their parenting rights. We show how the biological parent has dropped out of the child's life. We prove abandonment by showing situations such as:
- Lack of child support payments for six months
- Failure to contact and develop a relationship with the child for six months
In some situations, biological mothers or fathers are willing to terminate their parenting rights, so they can avoid paying child support. We are prepared to guide you through the legal process at any stage in stepparent adoptions. We can help with kin or relative adoptions as well.
CAN AN ADOPTED CHILD INHERIT FROM BIOLOGICAL PARENTS IN TEXAS?
The law makes it clear that an adopted child can inherit from and through the child’s natural parent or parents. Even in a situation where the parent child relationship is terminated, the child still has the right to inherit from or through the natural parent(s) unless a court prevents the child from inheriting.
CONTACT US TODAY
Whether you need legal support in an open or private adoption, we are ready to help you. Contact us today for aggressive, experienced representation. You may also call us, day or night, at (972) 370-5172. Serving Collin County, Denton County and Fannin County.