Lesbian and Gay Second Parent Adoption
The attorneys at Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates enjoy working adoption cases. One of the most joyous and fulfilling parts of the family law profession is helping people bring a child into their loving home through adoption. This is true regardless of sexual orientation. We look forward to building loving families by assisting with second parent adoption.
Current Michigan Marriage Equality Status
The landmark 2015 Supreme Court ruling allowing legal same-sex marriage throughout the United States also makes them eligible to adopt together or adopt each other’s biological children. Second parent adoption, currently legal in other states that recognize LGBT marriages, would be similar to stepparent adoptions for divorced and remarried parents.
Kathryn Wayne-Spindler and the entire staff are experienced and compassionate adoption attorneys. They have handled countless stepparent adoptions and will represent all couples, without judgment or bias, as they seek to expand their families through second parent adoption. Whether you are extending your loving parenthood to one another’s children or opening your hearts and home to a child who needs your love, we can help.
Estate Planning for GLBT families
Once you have adopted, our full-service law firm can help you as you prepare for future expenses as an expanded family. Our estate planning and probate attorneys can help you set up trusts and wills to allow your partner and adopted children to receive future financial benefits and support.
Revocation of Parental Rights
Our attorneys understand that lesbian and gay partnerships are subject to the same partnership pitfalls as heterosexual marriages. Just as some marriages result in divorce, some gay and lesbian relationships end. We have helped couples whose partnerships have ended dissolve the legal bonds that once bound them. We are sensitive in helping you revoke the parental rights you once extended to your partner. Our attorneys can assist you with your legal needs so you can concentrate on your emotional ones.
With the fast-changing GLBT legal front in the United States and Michigan, it is important to have a lawyer like Kathryn Wayne-Spindler who is current in the latest developments in Gay and Lesbian rights. Please contact us at 248-676-1000 to find out more about second parent adoption. Our office is conveniently located in Milford, Michigan.
Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates have many satisfied clients throughout the five counties of Southeastern Michigan – Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne, Genesee and Livingston. The Michigan Family Law Attorneys of Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates have one simple objective: to handle our clients’ legal worries so they can concentrate on life and family. Contact Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates today to learn more about our experience and success at 248-676-1000. We are conveniently located in Milford, Michigan. We help clients throughout Milford; Highland; Hartland; White Lake; Commerce; Waterford; West Bloomfield; Walled Lake; South Lyon; New Hudson; Wixom; Linden; Holly; Fenton; Grand Blanc; Flint and many more local communities.