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Stepparent Adoption Marietta, GA

Stepparent Adoption Lawyer

When it comes to representing cases in family law, we always welcome the chance to help clients welcome a new child into their family. Adoptions can take on many different forms and represent a wide variety of scenarios. Our law office is pleased to provide legal services for stepparent adoptions in Marietta and the surrounding area.

A stepparent adoption commonly involves a situation in which a child’s non-custodial biological parent has passed away or no longer has a relationship with the child. When there is a custodial stepparent who resides with the child and has already developed a relationship with him or her, a stepparent adoption is typically considered. In most cases, stepparent adoptions are straightforward. We will simply provide legal evidence that the child’s non-custodial parent is deceased or is willing to terminate parental rights so that we can petition for a legal adoption. Although stepparent adoptions are often without complications, you can trust that our law firm is ready to tenaciously assert your rights and fight for the best interest of the child if there is any contest or issue that arises. A stepparent adoption will award the adoptive stepparent the full rights and obligations of a birth parent.

A Caring Approach to Gain Legal Custody of Your Stepchild

Compassionate counsel and strong advocacy are the hallmark of our law firm. When choosing G. Cleveland Payne III for your stepparent adoption, you will find that he takes a caring approach to understand the details and concerns of your unique situation before moving forward. Mr. Payne carries exceptional experience and a depth of knowledge when it comes to the legal adoption process under Georgia law. With his former training in Pastoral care and counseling, you can trust that your stepparent adoption process will remain the meaningful and special event that it should be.

For more information about the stepparent adoption process or to schedule a consultation with G. Cleveland Payne III in Marietta, please contact our office today. When handling family law cases, we understand the importance of being aware of the unique dynamics of your family and sensitive to the emotionally-charged nature of family law matters.


G. Cleveland Payne III P.C.

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 10 reviews

Beth Talbert

Mr. Payne was a godsend! I recently relocated to Georgia from California where I had been struggling to procure a divorce for quite some time. Upon my first telephone consultation with Mr. Payne, he clearly explained the process that needed to take place, an approximate timeline and the expense involved. He provided every aspect as laid out with the utmost professionalism and courtesy as well as finalizing my divorce ahead of schedule and under budget. I couldn't have asked for him to be any more considerate in guiding me through an emotionally difficult process. Thank you Mr. Payne!!

Sandy Carr

When finding myself in a life changing situation, I wanted a lawyer with good morals and values to represent me. I also wanted to find someone who could represent me without becoming a number in a large law firm. In choosing Mr. Payne I felt I received the time and attention required to move forward in my circumstances with positive results. He and his staff were both professional, knowledgeable, thorough and caring which meant a lot to me while moving through a difficult time. I was continually involved and kept updated throughout the whole legal process.

Dennis Stahl

I have personally known Cleve Payne for many years and can certainly attest to his unmatched attention to detail and the way he is always striving to treating people with the upmost respect and dignity. His professionalism is without exception and above all he always has your best interests at heart. He is a man among men!

Phillip Turner

Cleve Payne is a credit to the legal profession and a genuinely sincere and caring individual. His practice of family law and divorce has focused for years on helping others and making sure that the legal involvement does not overshadow his dedication to assisting people. I have known Cleve for many years and can say with conviction that he is a person of integrity and high moral standards in his professional and personal life; a totally trustworthy and considerate individual.

Karen Gheesling

Mr. Payne was a great help with probating my parent's will. He was knowledgeable and very kind. He answered any questions that arose and handled the situation in a timely manner. I later returned to him to have my will prepared. I highly recommend Mr. Payne for any legal service.

Susan Carver

Mr Payne was very knowledgeable and helpful, provided valuable advice and guidance, and was compassionate and sensitive to my personal situation.

Pete Montgomery

Cleve Payne has been our family lawyer for the last 10 yrs and has helped us through several issues during that time. My wife and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an honest, knowledgeable, and caring attorney.

Eric Olson

I have used Cleve for over five years. He is conscientious, knowledgeable, and thorough. He is people-oriented and cares about his clients both professionally and personally.

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248 Roswell St
Marietta, GA, 30060

(770) 424-1400

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Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM