California Parental Rights Attorney

Adoption gives parents the chance to change their family structure through the legal system. We can help you with step-parent, independent or adult adoptions.

At the Law Office of Robert F. Carbone, we work with parents in Bakersfield and throughout Southern California in adoption matters. With more than 20 years of experience, we have an in-depth understanding of the law and of tactical ways to use it to our clients’ advantage. We help our clients understand their options and rights regarding adoption and parental rights matters.

Termination of Parental Rights

When a child is being adopted, both biological parents must consent to the adoption or their rights must be first terminated. For example, if a stepfather is adopting a child, the biological father must consent or must have his parental rights terminated.

It is important to note that when someone’s parental rights are terminated, that parent is no longer responsible for paying current child support. We help parents understand their rights and responsibilities in a variety of adoption scenarios, including:

  • Stepparent adoption
  • Independent adoption
  • Adult Adoptions

Learn more about the representation that is available by contacting an experienced Bakersfield adoption lawyer. We can be reached online or by calling 661-631-1216 to schedule your free initial consultation.