As a Jacksonville Adoption Attorney, I am often asked whether a spouse’s new husband can adopt a child from a previous marriage. The answer is yes (in most cases). It is important to note that this will alter any prior child support obligations. Florida law stipulates that upon the adoption of a child, for whom support has been previously ordered, by someone other than the father, the liability of the father for the support of the child is terminated. In other words, a father who previously paid child support is no longer required to do so.
If you are interested in adopting a child, contact a Jacksonville Adoption Attorney today to begin the process today!