For a stepparent, formally adopting his or her partner’s child can be a huge milestone. Not only does this further solidify the family unit, but adoption comes with added responsibilities as well as parental rights. For many families, this is a logical step that enhances their lives. That said, each family should evaluate their situation to assess whether stepparent adoption is the right call for them.
Previously, we’ve looked at how prenups work in California and discussed ways in which they can help strengthen a new marriage by ensuring that both parties are on the same page. While more and more newlyweds have been turning to prenups, there are limitations in how they can be implemented or enforced.