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Stepparent adoption is a wonderful way to legally solidify the bond between a stepparent and their stepchild. When you marry someone with children from a previous relationship, you may want to take on a bigger role in their lives. At Toner Law Office, P.A., we can help you navigate the stepparent adoption process in Florida, ensuring everything goes smoothly.

Stepparent adoption allows you to legally adopt your spouse’s child, granting you full parental rights and responsibilities. This can be an important step, especially if the other biological parent is no longer involved in the child’s life. By adopting, you can make your stepchild an official part of your family, including having the same last name.

In Florida, the first step in stepparent adoption is confirming eligibility. Generally, you must be married to the child’s biological parent and able to demonstrate your ability to care for the child. From there, a series of legal steps follow, including a court hearing where a judge confirms the adoption. Gena Toner, with over 35 years of experience, is here to guide you through each step, ensuring all legal requirements are met.

Gena Toner understands the significance of stepparent adoption and is experienced in handling the legal complexities involved. Whether you need help with the paperwork, understanding eligibility, or presenting your case in court, we’re here to support you throughout the process.

Once your stepparent adoption is finalized, you can enjoy your new role as an official parent. This is a time to celebrate, knowing that your child is now legally part of your family. If you’re ready to make your stepparent relationship official, Toner Law Office, P.A. can help.

If you’re considering stepparent adoption in Spring Hill, FL, or the surrounding areas, contact us to schedule a consultation. We’ll help you understand the process and guide you through it. Call us at 352-592-1500 or use our contact form below to schedule a consultation.


When we had an issue with custody for our son come up Gena just made everything so seamless and we had all the confidence we needed the day of court. I would recommend her to anyone who is going through a mess and needs a family lawyer.

Penny B.

Gena and Kathryn were amazing throughout my divorce. I didn’t want to ‘take my ex to the cleaners’ but did want to make sure I’d have a roof over my head and be able to continue to afford it. Gena made all that happen!

Caye E.

If you are looking for a knowledgeable, compassionate family/divorce attorney, you couldn't do better than Gena Toner. She handled my divorce and also one of my daughter's divorces. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!

Susanne H.

Mrs.Toner has made multiple circumstances manageable for myself and family. Hands down 10 out of 10 would recommend. She treats you as if you are a part of her family and all of your concerns matter!

Christina S.

Gena and her assistant, Krystal were absolutely fabulous from day one of taking over my divorce case. I am so very thankful that I hired Gena because she worked very hard to get what I wanted out of my marriage.

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