Laura M. Urbik Kern Discusses Adoptive Parents Rights in Illinois
When it comes to divorce in Illinois, there’s a multitude of questions involved that leave us wondering about the children involved. This is to no surprise that when it comes to adoptive parents rights, a common question is do they have the same rights as the birth parents, during and after a divorce? The short answer is yes. A problem can only arise where one spouse is a second spouse and they have raised the child, but they have not adopted the child. In this instance, the spouce could have a very, very difficult time. They will have no decision-making, and they may have a difficult time even having parenting time. In a nutshell, the adoptive parents rights can only stand on both legs if they have actually adopted the child.
With 30 years of experience in family law, Laura M. Urbik Kern is a certified mediator and family lawyer in Illinois who concentrates on dissolution, family and juvenile law, child support, and complex domestic relations cases. To learn more about Laura, find her online at https://laurakern.com/