Stepparent Adoption & Guardianship Lawyer
Serving Clients in the East Bay Area
At Mylordos & Harris, Attorneys at Law, LLP, we understand that your
family is important to you and that, when it comes time to the complexities
of family law issues, you need to work with a talented and experienced
legal representative. Our firm is comprised of trustworthy professionals
that have more than 40 years of combined experience handling a variety
of complex cases, and we may be able to help you as well.
If you are a stepparent who wants to adopt a minor child, or if you are
interested in learning more about guardianship laws in the state of California,
do not hesitate to contact our Pleasanton family lawyers today! We can
help you understand the specific regulations that apply to your situation
and the requirements that you will need to fulfill in order to ensure
that everything goes smoothly.
Stepparent adoption regulations and requirements in California include:
- The stepparent looking to adopt the minor child must be at least 18 years old
- The parent and stepparent must be legally married or be in a legal domestic
- Any child older than 12 must consent to the adoption
Guardianships in California
While California law provides extensive protection of a parent's right
to care for his or her own child, there are unfortunately many situations
where that is not possible. At Mylordos & Harris, Attorneys at Law,
LLP we represent individuals who are seeking a legal guardianship in order
to care for and protect a child. Our experienced Alameda County guardianship
lawyers have been helping clients navigate complex family law issues,
including guardianship matters, for many years. Our skilled attorneys
have the in-depth legal knowledge necessary to successfully advocate on
behalf of clients in guardianship proceedings, helping them ensure the
child's best interests are met.
Guardianships often occur when parents are unable to care for a child for
one of the following reasons:
- They have passed away.
- They are unfit to care for the child because of mental illness or substance abuse.
- They have had their parenting rights terminated for abuse or negligence.
- They are traveling or serving in the military and unable to take the child.
- The child has special needs they are unable to meet.
At Mylordos & Harris, Attorneys at Law, LLP, we are dedicated to providing
personalized, attentive service to all of our clients. We walk them through
each stage of the proceedings and answer all of their questions, tailoring
our representation to their unique needs. Our personalized and creative
problem-solving approach to law enables us to help clients find viable,
effective solutions that work for their family.
Of course, no two situations are ever the same, and in order to ensure
that you receive the best possible resolution for your stepparent adoption
or guardianship case, it is essential that you retain the representation
of our team as soon as possible.