LGBT Adoption Laws Ohio

LGBT Adoption Lawyer Columbus, Ohio

Adoption after the Obergefell v. Hodges Decision

Married same-sex couples with children have additional steps to complete to ensure that both spouses are legal parents in the eyes of the State. If you were married prior to the Supreme Court decision, you might have to go through the stepparent adoption process in the Probate Court to create legal parental rights for both parents. Call a Columbus LGBT adoption attorney today.

Prior to the SCOTUS decision, couples could petition for a shared custody agreement in the Juvenile Court which gave the title of “custodian” instead of “parent.” Now, couples who were legally married in any state for at least one year prior to the decision now have the ability to petition the Probate Court for full adoption by the other spouse.

Ohio LGBT adoption law requires all couples seeking adoption to work with attorney, pay adoption costs, and pass a home study with a social worker before the adoption can be finalized. Once complete, both parents will have all legal rights and responsibilities to the child.

Contact LGBT Adoption Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio

We know how to guide families through these requirements. When you choose The Obenour Legal Group, LLC as your LGBT adoption attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, your case is handled by an experienced team that represents your legal interests and guides you through the LGBT adoption process.

We are located just South of I-270 in Worthington, and our office is convenient for LGBT families in Columbus, Clintonville, Beechwold, Westerville, Dublin, Hilliard, Lewis Center, Delaware, Powell, and Upper Arlington.

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