Missouri, Illinois, Kansas & Oklahoma Step-Parent Adoption Attorneys

The legal process of adoption can be confusing. Making the wrong decisions can lead to unnecessary delays or denials, so many parents are unsure of how to proceed. The best way to take action is to hire an experienced attorney.At Stange Law Firm, PC, we provide enthusiastic and effective legal counsel to parents in both step-parent adoptions and agency adoptions. We handle the paperwork involved, making sure that technical legal rules are followed exactly.We offer convenient office locations in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma and handle many different legal matters for our clients:

  • Step-parent adoptions: We often handle step-parent adoptions. Recognizing that each family is different, we view step-parent adoptions as a chance for a child to form a significant, legally-recognized relationship with a new father figure.
  • Agency adoptions: We represent biological and adoptive parents in inter-family adoptions, helping families bring children into their lives.
  • Grandparent adoptions: When biological parents are unable to care for their children, grandparents sometimes step in. Many seek guardianships or conservatorships. They may also successfully pursue grandparent adoptions.

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Paying Attention to Adoption Details in the St. Louis Area, Kansas City Area, Columbia, Springfield, Wichita, Tulsa and Beyond

Our family law attorneys pay close attention to detail, often going above and beyond to make sure that you don’t run into any unexpected roadblocks. You can leave the legal worrying to us while you focus bringing a new child into your family.

This approach has helped us achieve significant recognition, including being named in the Profile Section of the St. Louis Magazine’s Best Lawyers edition. When you retain us, you will work with accomplished lawyers who are enthusiastic about your case. Because we are enthusiastic about getting results for you, we give you almost unparalleled access to your lawyer.

When you become a client at Stange Law Firm, PC, you’ll receive access to Your Case Tracker — a confidential online space where we will post all the documents involved in your case. You can comment on these documents and receive answers from us, quickly and efficiently.

We have written articles to help you understand the adoption process a little better: Adoptive parents in Missouri have to shoulder big responsibility and Establishing parental rights through stepparent adoption and Missouri legal summary on adoptions.  You can also listen to our podcast titled: Why adoptions are often complex cases.

Contact our St. Louis step-parent adoption lawyers online or by phone to schedule a confidential consultation.

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Representing Clients in Divorce & Family Matters

We also handle many other family law matters, including but not limited to:

Dissolution of Marriage
Unfortunately, there are times when a marriage is irretrievably broken and a divorce is the only option. We can help with your uncontested, contested, simple or complex divorce case.
Legal Separation
There are some instances where married parties are separated, but are unsure whether their marriage can be reconciled or may later need to be dissolved. We can help with a legal separation if this is the case.
Annulment
In certain circumstances, a party may be able to seek an annulment if there are circumstances that led to a party being fraudulently induced into entering a marriage.
Family Law
Unfortunately, there are times when a marriage is irretrievably broken and a divorce is the only option. We can help with your uncontested, contested, simple or complex divorce case.
Collaborative Law/Mediation
If you are looking for an amicable resolution to your divorce or family law matter, we have attorneys who can help you with a collaborative family law case or mediation.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
These agreements help couples make critical decisions about their relationships, just in case. While prenuptial agreements are drafted before a marriage, postnuptial agreements are drafted during the marriage, usually when circumstances change.
Paternity Law/Mediation
With approximately forty-percent of all children being born out of wedlock, we represent numerous unmarried parents in child custody and child support disputes. These cases are the twenty-first century divorce and extremely common.
Guardianships and conservatorships
We also represent clients in matters of guardianships and conservatorships, helping them protect the people they love — especially when those people can no longer care for themselves. Our work in this area often involves people facing physical and mental illnesses, alcoholism and addiction.
Fertility and surrogacy
We can help clients negotiate fertility and surrogacy agreements, drafting and executing all related documents as well as resolving any conflicts that may arise.
Step-parent adoption
We represent parents in step-parent adoptions, which usually occur when a parent marries or remarries after the birth of a biological child. Step-parent adoptions help bring families closer together by creating a solid family unit.
Name Change
If you are seeking to legally change your name, we can help.
Orders of Protection
We can help you in legal proceedings involving restraining orders.
Adoption
We are honored to represent clients who wish to adopt a child into their family.
Minor emancipation
In some cases, minors do best when they are given the rights and responsibilities of adults. We assist in minor emancipation, representing both teens and their parents.
Grandparents' rights
Lawyers at our firm also handle grandparents' rights issues such as child custody, guardianship and grandparent adoption.
Appeals
We represent parties in appeals of adverse family court judgments, including divorce, child custody, child support, maintenance and grandparent visitation.
Child Support
We represent clients in matters involving child support.
Child Custody
We represent parents in child custody disputes.
Juvenile Matters
We represent parties in juvenile matters involving the Division of Family Law Services.
Modifications
We assist clients in modifying prior child custody and child support judgments when the facts call for it.
Contempt
We help clients in contempt of court matters as well as family access motions.
Military Divorce
We are proud to represent service members in divorce and family law matters.
Serving the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, Wichita, Topeka, Tulsa and Beyond in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma

From our webpage, you can also read articles about family law, view informational videos, seminar videos, listen to our podcast, download our mobile application or view support calculators for MissouriIllinois and Kansas.

If you are looking to find and hire a child custody lawyer, contact us online or by phone to schedule a consultation at any of our convenient locations.

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