Genesis Family Law

Chula Vista Office: (619) 422-7722 | Mission Valley Office: (858) 275-2055

Chula Vista Office: (619) 422-7722

Mission Valley Office: (858) 275-2055

Due to precautions related to COVID-19, we have expanded our options for remote consultations. Please contact our office to discuss whether a full phone consultation or video conference is appropriate for your situation.

Educating clients to not only survive a divorce, but to move past it by meeting fact-based expectations

Adoptions: Your Options And Your Rights

Adoption is an incredibly special process, and the United States sees roughly 135,000 adoptions every single year.

However, the process is also time-consuming, expensive and complex. You cannot afford mistakes and oversights. You must understand the process, your rights and the rights of the child.

At Genesis Family Law, in Chula Vista and San Diego, California, we help with both stepparent adoptions and independent adoptions. Our family law attorneys use our more than 20 years of experience to help you understand the process and your rights. We work hard on your behalf. We are easy to communicate with, trustworthy and focused. We know how important expanding your family is to you, and we give you the legal representation you deserve.

Independent Adoptions

In an independent adoption, you and the other parents select one another. It is an open adoption. You have a prior relationship with the birth father and mother. You just need to work through all of the details to formalize the adoption. For instance, you may want to consider what rights the birth parents will have to see the child in the future.

Stepparent Adoption

Stepparent adoptions are unique because these are children you already love as if they were your own. You are a stepparent through marriage. You may live with the children every day. You are intrinsically involved in their lives. You spend time forging those relationships. Adoption is about legally defining the relationship that you have already built so that the law recognizes it properly.

The Importance Of The Process

If you are ready to adopt, you want to open your heart and your home to welcome a child. The key is to make sure every i is dotted and every t is crossed so that nothing undermines that plan and hinders what is already so important to you. It is crucial to understand the process and your rights.

We can help you do that. We offer bilingual services, and Leslie L. Abrigo is a California Bar Board Certified Family Law Specialist.

Take control of your future. Learn about your rights. Give us a call at our Chula Vista office at 619-422-7722 or call us at our San Diego office at 858-275-2055, or contact us online.

Family Law


Child Custody and Support


Prenuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements

Spousal Support

High-Net Worth Divorce

Complex Property Division

Dividing Retirement And Investments

How Is A Business Divided In A Divorce?

Uncovering Assets

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Chula Vista Office

660 Bay Blvd.
Suite 212
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Mission Valley Office

2655 Camino del Rio North
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
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