Hermosa Beach Adult Adoption Attorney
In California, an adult is able to adopt another adult as long at there is at least a 10 year age gap between the person being adopted and the adopting parent.
Most people find it difficult to handle their adult adoption themselves because there are no Judicial Council forms for this procedure. Instead, the relevant documents, which are essentially a contract between the adopting parent and the adoptee, must be typed on pleading paper and is very fact specific to your particular case. Mioni Family Law’s adult adoption pleadings provide the court with some necessary background information on the relationship between the adopting parent and the adoptee and why parties want to proceed with an adult adoption.
Usually for an adult adoption, my office needs to draft the following documents on your behalf:
- Adoption agreement
- Consent of Spouse of Adopted Person
- Consent of Spouse of Adopting Parent
- Petition for Approval of Adoption Agreement
- Order of Adoption
Once an adult adoption is complete, the parties assume toward each other a legal parent-child relationship, with all the associated rights and responsibilities of such a relationship, including inheritance rights.
Additionally, an adult adoption severs all existing parent-child relationships. Anyone considering adult adoption is encouraged to read California Family Code Sections 9300-9340 so you can learn more about the rights and responsibilities of either being adopted as an adult or adopting an adult.
If you would like Mioni Family Law to assist you with your adult adoption, or you have any specific questions you’d like to discuss before you begin the process, feel free to contact us at (424) 259-1770.
Mioni Family Law, APC is a divorce and family law firm located in Redondo Beach, CA. We serve Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Torrance, and the rest of Los Angeles County.