Family-Focused, Compassionate Representation

Experienced New Jersey Adoption Representation

Wernik & Salvatore has comprehensive knowledge of New Jersey and international adoption laws. We help clients understand their legal rights and options, and resolve adoptive issues while providing reassurance and responsive client service.

Do you have questions about adoption? Call today at 732-201-3888 for reassuring, knowledgeable guidance from start to finish.

Family law attorneys Robin T. Wernik and David Salvatore regularly handle matters of adoption that include:

  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Second parent adoptions
  • Domestic adoptions
  • Surrogate adoptions
  • Same-sex adoptions
  • Private or agency adoptions
  • Open or closed adoptions

Safeguarding Parent Rights In Adoption

Our law office has considerable experience in adoption legal matters involving clients seeking to obtain second-parent adoptions. These are matters in which one partner has a child from a former relationship or marriage, and the parent’s current partner or spouse is adopting that child.

Adoption in a second-parent adoption is equivalent to having the legal rights of a biological parent. If you want to protect your rights to be a parent and your child’s right to have you as a parent, with all legal rights that ensue (including health insurance, inheritance, and other legal matters), adoption is the answer for you.

If you do not adopt, you and your partner dissolve your union, and there are child custody dispute issues, you will have an uphill climb to secure child custody or psychological parent status in any child custody or visitation matter. It is far more difficult and costly to prove that you are a psychological parent in a dissolution without a formal adoption.

Senior adoption lawyer Robin T. Wernik has earned national recognition for the groundbreaking New Jersey Supreme Court case ruling that allowed for psychological parental rights to be granted to a nonbiological parent in a same-sex relationship. She has been noted in the community for her long-standing community service on behalf of families in Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey.

Get Started On Your Adoption Journey Today

Contact an experienced Hazlet adoption lawyer to assist you with questions concerning adoption, parent rights, child custody or any other family law concerns. Call us today at 732-201-3888.