Las Vegas Adoptions Lawyer
Nevada Stepparent Adoption Attorney
While adoption is often thought of as parents looking to adopt a child from outside of their family, many adoptions occur within families by a relative such as stepparents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
At The Law Offices of Frank J. Toti in Las Vegas, you can find help with your adoption case as well as the underlying family law issues that led to the need for adoption. To discuss your family law needs with Las Vegas adoption lawyer Frank J. Toti or Audrey J. Beeson, call 702-517-5687 or toll free 866-470-8526.
Adoptions and Termination of Parental Rights
The majority of adoptions handled at The Law Offices of Frank J. Toti also involve the termination of parental rights. This must take place before a stepparent or grandparent can step in to adopt a child. For instance, if a parent has been out of the picture or deemed to be a danger to the child as a result of abuse, neglect or addiction, termination of parental rights can be sought to clear the way for an adoption.
Family members who are related within the third degree have a distinct advantage in these situations as they are not subjected to the home study and welfare check that must be done in cases involving non-relatives seeking to adopt. This is important, as the home study and welfare check can cost upwards of $5,000 to $10,000.
To speak to a Las Vegas adoption attorney about your stepparent or grandparent adoption, contact The Law Offices of Frank J. Toti for a free consultation.