Stepparent Adoption
Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden

Over 50 Years of Dedicated Family Law Experience

Guiding You Through The Stepparent Adoption Process

Adoption is one of the most positive components of any family law practice. It is always nice when a loving stepparent decides to take on the legal responsibilities of caring for a child. However, the stepparent adoption process can be complicated and skilled legal guidance is essential to ensure things run as smoothly as possible.

At Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden, in Lake Charles, our attorneys are committed to helping people with all types of family legal issues. To learn more about how we can help with adopting a stepchild, call our lawyers at 337-436-3332.

Potential Hurdles

The biggest issue that most people face when it comes to adoption involves the termination of parental rights. In other words, the noncustodial parent must either voluntarily or under court order give up his or her rights with regard to the child. In many cases, a parent will realize that a stepparent adoption is the right thing to do and will voluntarily agree to a termination of parental rights. However, in some cases a parent will be reluctant to do so and will seek to do battle in court.

If a parent refuses to give up his or her rights, it is important that you have a strong legal advocate in your corner. The court will attempt to find a solution that is in the best interests of the child. Our attorneys are committed to doing what is best for the child as well, which is why we will serve as the strong advocates you need in this type of situation.

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To learn more about how we can help you, call us at 337-436-3332 or contact us online by clicking below.


“Mr. Ogden was so kind and understanding! He spent three hours helping me figure out what to do during our consultation in order to get custody of our niece and nephew, and when our hearing date came and the hearing officer wanted to reschedule us (which would have caused us to pay more), he went in and argued for us, and we were seen that day! I knew exactly what to do and what was going to happen in the hearing too, so there were no surprises. Everything went great and now we have custody of our niece and nephew! We hope to have Mr. Ogden help us with adoption next!!”


“I believe Scott is one of the best lawyers in the country. When you have only one chance to make something right, you better go with a lawyer who is at the top of the field. That lawyer is Mr. Scott Ogden, no question about it.”


I just want to say that Scott Ogden is truly an awesome attorney. He is honest, hardworking, understanding and has a way to make what you feel to be the worse situation in your life not so bad. He assures you of every scenario that can occur so the shock factor will never happen. It was truly my best decision when going to Mr. Ogden to represent me. I am well pleased with my outcome. So I say to anyone looking for an upfront, puts you first and willing to go the extra mile for you type of attorney, Scott Ogden is your guy.”


Our Attorneys

Randy Fuerst

Randy J. Fuerst

Jeffrey Carrier

Jeffrey A. Carrier

Scott Ogden Jr

M. Scott Ogden Jr.

Patricia Beasley

Patricia M. Beasley

Sydney Stuart

Sydney Stuart

Austin Pottorff

Austin Pottorff

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