Adoption Attorney in Salt Lake City
Handling Stepparent Adoptions for Nearly Three Decades
Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law generally only does stepparent adoptions. These take place when a parent marries another person and the new spouse wishes to adopt the children of the previous relationship. The other biological parent can consent to terminate his or her parental rights, and in so doing, has no right to have a continued relationship with his or her children but also has no responsibilities, such as child support.
At our firm, Ted has more than 28 years of in-depth legal experience. As a result, he and our legal team are deeply familiar with all aspects of Utah family law. We can guide you through each stage of the adoption process while keeping you fully informed and ensuring your rights are always protected. If the biological parent of the child you wish to adopt refuses to consent to the adoption, we can explore all options to terminate their parental rights. You can rely on us for all your adoption needs.
When children are younger, and child support is a burden for the consenting parent, this can sometimes be a good alternative for the children and the parties. The consent statute associated with stepparent adoptions is found at UCA Section 78B-6-120.
You may file for a stepparent adoption if:
- You are at least 10 years older than the child
- You are married to the child’s custodial parent
- You have lived with the child for at least one year
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Learn more about our firm and how we can help you achieve your adoption goals by reaching out to us today. We can discuss your circumstances with you in a consultation and give you well-informed legal advice. As a boutique firm, Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law can provide you with the personalized representation you need and deserve.
Call (801) 845-9029 today to set up your consultation with our knowledgeable adoption attorney in Salt Lake City.
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Why Experience Matters
Having been a member of the bar since 1991, Ted has expertise in divorce, child custody, or alimony modification is needed to protect your rights and quality of life. Judges and opposing attorneys in Utah are more persuaded by a lawyer who exhibits knowledge of the law, preparation, and respect.Attorney Profile
A Zealous Advocate
As a professional family law attorney in Salt Lake City, Ted is knowledgeable, collaborative and personable. He is a zealous advocate for his clients with a great deal of successful courtroom and mediation experience. We understand that expertise and integrity is key.Client Testimonials
Utah State Bar Member Since 1991
Hundreds of Successful Mediations or Verdicts
Prepares an In-Depth Strategy for Every Case
18 Published Appellate Opinions
6 Years Experience as a Judge Pro Tempore
Nearly Three Decades of Experience