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November 15, 2019

Most people think that a family law attorney does adoptions because well…isn’t adoption part of “family law”? 

Well, this is the thing:  Adoption is part of “family law” because it’s about families, but practically speaking, that’s not how it actually works when you ge...

August 26, 2019

In Part II, I discussed one of the most important steps in a stepparent adoption – Notifying the absent non-custodial parent of the adoption.  There are some exceptions to this, but you will need to speak with an experienced adoption attorney regarding your specific si...

February 24, 2019

In my first post on how to adopt a stepchild, I explained three factors that must be present in your situation before you can begin the stepparent adoption process.  Click here to read that post.  

In every stepparent adoption, the absent biological parent's (usual...

November 8, 2018

Adopting a stepchild in Nebraska can seem confusing and complicated, but it does not have to be.  Finding an experienced adoption attorney is the first step to starting the process of adopting your stepchild in Nebraska. 

An experienced adoption attorney is necessary to...

September 28, 2018

If you are considering pursuing any type of adoption, whether it’s a stepparent adoption, domestic adoption, international adoption, relative adoption, adult adoption or a foster care adoption, I highly recommend that you speak with an experienced adoption attorney.  A...

August 22, 2018

One of the most common questions I get asked is “Can you adopt an adult?”.  It may seem strange to a lot of people, but in Nebraska, an adult may be adopted by another adult, so long as all of the statutory requirements are met. 

Whether it is the 21 year old young...

The length of time it takes to a adopt a child depends on the type of adoption that you are thinking about pursuing to enlarge your family.  A stepparent adoption occurs when a stepparent adopts the child of his/her spouse.  Most people who come to my office ask how lo...

March 21, 2018

The number one question I get asked when folks call my law office regarding a step-parent adoption is (drum roll please):

How Much Does it Cost to do a Step-parent adoption?

Sometimes, these folks have already called a couple of law offices before calling mine and have a...

March 7, 2018

Can an adoption without parental consent be completed in Nebraska? To be more specific, can a stepparent adoption be done in Nebraska without the absent parent’s (usually the biological father) consent? The answer is a big MAYBE.  Each case is so different that it is i...

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