WE DO STEPPARENT ADOPTIONS

Because You Are Mom And Dad

You already get all the hugs and kisses; now get the legal recognition you deserve.
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ARE YOU SCARED ABOUT ​WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOUR CHILD WHEN YOU ARE GONE?
DO YOU FEEL LIKE AN OUTSIDER AS A STEPPARENT?
DO YOU WANT YOUR SPOUSE TO FEEL MORE SECURE ABOUT HIS/HER ROLE IN YOUR CHILD’S LIFE?

Why You Should Do A Stepparent Adoption

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Peace of Mind

Have peace of mind about your child’s future, knowing exactly who will care for your child when you’re gone.
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Recognition

Give your spouse the gift of legal recognition for what he/she is already doing – being the parent.
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Relief

Be able to finally breathe and move confidently into the future; build a stronger family bond where you all share the same last name.

- Note from Lucrece -

I understand that an adoption is much more than a name change. As a licensed Adoption Attorney in Nebraska and Iowa, I have finalized over 100 adoptions. What makes my law office different is that I help families grow through adoption and pride myself in quick responsiveness to my clients.

An adoption solidifies what’s always been true:

-You are mom and dad-

Our Promise To You

Best-Choice

HONEST AND PERSONABLE

Responsive

Kristin

My husband & I recently worked with Lucrece for a stepparent adoption, and Lucrece far exceeded our already high expectations. She is extremely knowledgable, & made the process as quick & easy on us as possible

Amanda

…we had spent $10,000+ and gone through 3 different lawyers who promised they could get [our stepparent adoption] done but didn’t…Lucrece moved quickly and had my step parent adoption finalized in about 4 months!!!!

Shawri

We chose to do a stepparent adoption, Ms. Bundy… was… the third attorney that I have retained for this same purpose and is the only attorney who was able to get us to where we are today.

Your Personalized Stepparent Adoption Plan

Step 1

Schedule A Meeting And Tell Me Your Story

Step 2

Receive Your Personalized Adoption Plan

Step 3

Finalize The Adoption And Be Legally Recognized For The Role You Are Already Playing

What to expect from a Meeting

Tell me your story

decide your next steps

Are you looking to set up a guardianship or prepare a will or trust? We can help with that too.

Common Questions about Stepparent Adoption

How long does it take to do a stepparent adoption?

On an average, it takes a couple of months for a stepparent adoption to be finalized.

Can you adopt an Adult?

Yes! In Nebraska, the law allows for the adoption of your adult stepchild.  So if you never got around to adopting your stepchild for one reason or another, it is not too late to start the process.  An adult stepparent adoption is recommended mostly for estate planning purposes.  If you do not adopt your stepchild, he/she will not be able to inherit from you when you pass away.

What are the Requirements for Stepparent adoption in Nebraska?

In both Nebraska and Iowa, you will need:

Criminal background checks
An FBI criminal background check and a child abuse registry check of the stepparent is required.

Marriage
The stepparent must be married to his/her stepchild’s biological parent.

Consents
If you want to adopt your stepchild, both your spouse and the other biological parent have to agree to it. There are some exceptions to having to get the other parent’s consent.

How Much Does a Stepparent Adoption Cost?

On average, a stepparent adoption in Nebraska can cost anywhere from $2,500 to over $4,000 depending on your specific situation.