Adoption And Termination Of Parental Rights

Some adoptions involve the termination of a parent's legal rights or other serious custodial issues. These can be emotionally draining matters that require the help of a lawyer.

At The Law Office of Patricia A. Hendrickson, based in Orange County, we see most termination cases emerge in one of two ways:

  • As the result of a custody dispute between parents
  • When a child's parent has remarried, the other biological parent has not been in touch and the child wants to be adopted by the stepparent

You may need legal advice about what you think may be a difficult custody battle, or your situation may be simpler. Our attorneys are available to assist you. We understand the complexities of these matters.

Advice And Guidance Regarding Essential Adoption Matters

At The Law Office of Patricia A. Hendrickson, we help parents get through the legal challenges they face. We concentrate our entire practice on family law, including adoption cases. We can help you address questions like:

  • How can we change my child's last name to my spouse's last name?
  • My child's father stopped paying child support years ago, and he hasn't been involved for years. What are my legal rights?
  • How much will it cost to terminate parental rights?
  • Will I have to go to court to deal with this problem?

Contact Us

Every adoption situation is different. This website is not intended to provide legal advice. Whether you are an adoptive parent or a birth parent, you can contact us to discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney. Our offices are in Huntington Beach, California.