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Successful Stepparent Adoption Helps Save Son’s Life

by / / Family Law, Results

Riverside, CA – Jorgensen and Salberg, LLP facilitate successful stepparent adoption that helps save the life of an adult child with serious illness.

An adult who was diagnosed with Bacterial Endocarditis, an infection of the heart’s inner lining, was unable to utilize his stepfather’s excellent health benefits without a legally valid adoption. The son had been sick for several months before he eventually learned of his condition, which put him at serious risk of heart attack. Unfortunately, the father’s insurance policy strictly prohibited step-children from accessing any medical benefits, and during this time, the stepson’s heart infection required multiple trips to the Emergency Room. This was costing the family thousands of dollars. Desperate, the family researched about stepparent adoption and found that through this process, the stepfather would be able to legally extend his medical benefits to his son.

With the help of Jorgensen and Salberg, LLP, the stepfather was able to adopt his adult son, and finally become an official “Dad” in the eyes of the law. Attorney Alex Lopez was able to expedite the stepparent adoption and as a result, the stepfather was then able to make his health benefits available to his severely ill son at a critical point in time.

The son was then able to consider heart surgery and access the expensive antibiotics he needed.

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