Does the adoptive parent have the same parental rights and responsibilities as the birth parent during and after divorce?

By Laura M. Urbik Kern
May 10, 2016

Yes, they do. The problem can arise where one spouse is a second spouse and they have raised the child but they haven’t adopted the child. They could have a very, very difficult time. They will have no decision-making, but they may have a difficult time even having parenting time.


With 30 years of experience in family law, Laura M. Urbik Kern is a certified mediator and family lawyer who concentrates on dissolution, family and juvenile law, child support, and complex domestic relations cases. To learn more about Laura, visit her firm's online profile or her website laurakern.com.

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May 10, 2016
Categories:  Children and Divorce|FAQs

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