ADULT ADOPTIONS IN ARIZONA


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CAN AN ADULT BE ADOPTED BY ANOTHER ADULT?


Adult Adoptions in Arizona are a unique process and Arizona courts do finalize adult adoptions. The adoption of an adult is very fact-driven. The Court has to have the right information at the right time to make your adult adoption a success. If you are considering an adult adoption, there are many reasons the adult adoption process may be important in your life, such as: estate planning, legalizing an existing relationship, like your relationship with a step-child or other relative you care for, or for personal reasons that are specific to your life, like ensuring access to medical records or other important information. Peaceful Family Law can represent you through your adult adoption proceeding from start to finish.
 
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The adult you are asking to adopt must consent to the adoption.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

1

What do I have to show the court to complete an adult adoption?

The adoption of an adult is very fact-driven. The Court has to have the right information at the right time to make your adult adoption a success. If you are considering an adult adoption in Phoenix, Arizona, there are many reasons the adult adoption process may be important in your life:
  • Estate planning reasons
  • To legalize an existing relationship, like your relationship with a step-child or other relative you care for.
  • For personal reasons that are specific to your life, like ensuring access to medical records or other important information.
2

Do I have to have anyone's permission to complete an adult adoption?

If you want to adopt another adult, first, you must have the adoptee's consent. Your spouse and their spouse must also approve the adoption. However, children of the adoptee and adopter do not have to approve the adult adoption in Arizona.
3

Is there an age limit?

There is an age requirement, but cases are handled on a case by case basis.
4

Do I have to reside in Arizona to adopt another adult?

The adoption must concern at least one Arizona resident.
5

Is Peaceful Family Law the right law firm to handle my adoption of an adult?

Peaceful Family Law has successfully applied for adult adoptions for people ranging in ages. Peaceful Family Law has handled an adult adoption for a child who was over the age of 50 and a step-parent who was 78. Because this process is generally positive and conflict-free, Peaceful Family Law can charge you a flat fee and give you a fairly certain idea of what your legal fees will be.

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Peaceful Family Law was founded in 2009 with a desire to ensure the institution of family was preserved in times of conflict. Jennifer Moshier was one of the first trained collaborative law attorneys in Arizona.

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