FLORIDA FAMILY ADOPTION LEGAL DOCUMENT PREPARER
We prepare Florida family adoption forms for all throughout the State of Florida. Did you know that if you are wanting to adopt a family member in Florida, you do not need to hire a high-priced Florida family adoption lawyer. If you are wanting to do a stepparent adoption or adopt an adult family member or minor child, you can do so with the assistance of a Florida family adoption legal doc service provider by utilizing the services of South Florida Legal Doc Prep Services.
Sometimes for various reasons, parents become unable to look after their children, which is why there is a streamlined process that enables relatives to adopt family members. The legal procedures to adopt a family member in Florida, outlined in Chapter 63 of the Florida Statutes, are intended to be simple enough to enable people to handle their own relative adoption, stepparent adoption, or grandparent adoption without an attorney. This doesn’t mean it’s easy, but with the help of an experienced Florida family adoption legal document preparer, you can do it yourself with confidence.
Who is a Relative for the Purpose of Adopting a Family Member in Florida?
According to Section 63.032(16) of the Florida Statutes a relative is defined as “a person related by blood to the person being adopted within the third degree of consanguinity.” This is grandparents, siblings, uncles, aunts, 1st cousins, but also includes more distant relatives such as great grandparents, great uncles and aunts, 1st cousins once removed, 2nd cousins, 1st cousins twice removed and 2nd cousins twice removed. Any relative not within the third degree bloodline will not be able to use this simplified process, and will need an attorney to represent them.
What Is Streamlined in Adopting a Family Member in Florida?
Many of the more onerous aspects of adoption is the “home study”, where potential parents home life, relationships and finances are scrutinized. This is generally not required for adopting a family member. The court will process family adoption forms that are signed, notarized and submitted with a fee (or fee waiver) quickly and without an attorney. If you think you can qualify for a fee waiver, based upon the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines for 2021, you are welcome to complete an Application to submit to the Clerk for review. It’s important that the forms are properly filled which is why you may want to consider the services of a Florida Family Adoption Document Specialist to ensure that your adoption process moves smoothly, and that your papers don’t get “bounced”.
South Florida Legal Document Preparers have all the forms you will need to process and secure your family member adoption. We’ll fill out the forms for you and help you with any clerical issues that may arise.