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What Are My Rights As An Adoptive Step-Parent In A Divorce In Queens?

When the birth parent has terminated parental rights over your step-child and you have adopted the child as your own, your custody and visitation rights are identical to those of a natural parent of a child.

You are the legal parent of the child, and in a divorce, you have full rights to pursue a custody agreement that works for you.

Depending on the custody agreement and the earnings scenario between you and your spouse, you may also have a child support obligation to fulfill.

In other words, your rights and responsibilities are the same as any other parent in Queens.

When parents divorce, protecting their kids and ensuring an ongoing role in their lives is of paramount importance.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino understand how sensitive these issues can be to both parents, and will help to foster a productive negotiation where appropriate, and fight for our clients’ rights in court when that is the only way to proceed.

Call us today at 718-523-1111 to speak to an experienced Queens custody and divorce attorney for free.