Committed to Ensuring a Home for Children Who Lose Their Parents
The well-being of a child is often of concern to more than just the biological parents. What are your rights as a stepparent if your spouse passes away? Who will care for a grandchild if the birth parents should die? William C. Davison, Attorney at Law, in Evans, Georgia, is here to help.
Through stepparent and grandparent adoption, attorney Bill Davison can help you avoid potential custody problems so you can continue to provide for the needs of children who can no longer depend on their birth parents. He has helped parents throughout East Central Georgia.
Taking Legal Charge of Step-Children or Grandchildren
In the event of the death of a spouse, a stepparent has no legal rights to a child. A stepparent adoption ensures your rights to make critical decisions regarding the best interest of the child. Our skilled grandparent and stepparent adoption lawyer will guide you through the process of taking full financial and legal responsibility.
Once the stepparent or grandparent adoption is complete, the following can be accomplished:
- Obtain a new birth certificate that includes the new parent’s name and the child’s adopted name
- Avoid problems with medical insurance coverage
- The child’s right to be “capable of inheriting from a stepparent as if born to that person”
- Resolve grandparents’ potential custody disputes with other family members
In many Georgia adoptions, a home study may be required and Bill also assists with understanding what the process involves and how it will impact the adoption.
Experienced Assistance for Military Stepparents
When a natural parent in the military is assigned a permanent change of station or deployed overseas, the stepparent caring for their children can face challenges. If the stepparent is in the military, they can face issues moving children they have not adopted. Bill’s experience in military family law allows him to help stepparents legally indicate custody to obtain passports, authorize medical care, provide benefits and other special needs.
Reach Out Today For Help With Your Adoption Journey
To ensure your rights and the best interests of the child through stepparent or grandparent adoption, contact Bill online, or call the law office at 706-250-2969 / 800-664-3058. Your initial consultation will be free.