There is a multitude of legal issues to consider when a marriage falls apart, but topics involving children are particularly complicated and emotional. Moreover, some child matters are even more complex, such as families who have adopted children. If you recently adopted a child and want to bring your marriage to an end, it is possible that you are hesitant to get a divorce after the time and money you have invested during the adoption process. However, you should not let a recent adoption get in the way of a divorce that is necessary.
For starters, child custody is a critical issue that requires close review. As with biological children, courts try to find outcomes that serve an adopted child’s best interests. Whether both parents adopted a child or one parent has a biological relationship with their child, courts consider many factors and parents are able to secure custody rights in some instances regardless of whether they adopted a child or not. From each parent’s relationship with their child to their ability to provide their child with the resources they need, child custody brings up a lot of considerations and every case is unique.
Adopted children also receive financial support from their parents after a divorce, so it is imperative to prepare for the financial issues that will arise during your divorce and afterward. Whether you expect to pay or receive child support, this is a critical aspect of family law. Visit our family law section to read about other issues that affect parents during their divorce. Moreover, try to keep a positive attitude and minimize sources of stress.