Stepparent Adoption Forms Required in State of Florida
by Elizabeth from Lee County, Florida
My husband and I just received verbal consent, for the stepparent adoption from the biological father of my children.
He has agreed under the condition that he no longer owe back child support.
From internet searching I have gotten forms 12.981(a)(1)
I am wondering if these are the only forms I will need to file and if not could you please inform me of which ones I will need.
I am also curious as to whether I, being the mother of the children, can act as the non-lawyer in this case. Any information on the subject or references will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
Answer to Florida Adoption Question
You have all the forms you will need except for the Final Judgment of Stepparent Adoption
And to answer your second question, you, as the Petitioner (or more precisely as the joint petitioner) are not regarded as the nonlawyer
who "helps you fill out these forms".
The nonlawyer these forms refer to, is anyone who actually helps you prepare (fill out) the forms other than you and your husband.
Our website would also not qualify as a "nonlawyer" because research on the web for information does not help you "fill out these forms." All you need to do is leave this portion of the forms blank, unless of course someone does actually help you fill out the forms.Notice:
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