Yes, adoptive step-parents, or those who has legally adopted a step-child after the natural parent relinquished parental rights, have the same rights and responsibilities that any parent in Brooklyn has.
When your marriage to child’s other parent ends, you remain a legal parent to the child, and have the same rights to custody and visitation as your spouse has.
You may also have the same obligation for child support that any other parent would have in a divorce, depending on the financial particulars of your marriage.
Parents contemplating divorce agonize about the ways their children’s lives will change, and this can be even more true for adoptive parents who’ve gone through legal hoops and plenty of uncertainty just to become the legal parent of a child.
You don’t have to worry that divorce will erode your relationship as a parent.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you get best custody agreement for you and your child.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and speak to an experienced Brooklyn divorce and child custody attorney for free.