what would it take for my wife (my son's stepmother) to be able to legally adopt him? can i do this with full legal and physical custody?
my son currently lives with me over 80% of the year. i'm thinking that mom would have no problem signing over her rights in exchange for not having to pay support anymore.
No attorney can possibly speculate as to whether or not your ex-wife would have "no problem" signing over her rights to her son. Though I don't know much about adoption, I believe it would take more than just full legal and physical custody of your son to adopt without her consent.
The answers provided do not constitute comprehensive legal advice nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship.
Terminating parental rights is a difficult process that requires more than one parent having sole legal and sole physical custody of their child. Even though your child is with you 80% of the time, his mother may not be willing to give up her 20%. If adoption is something you and your wife are considering it is probably a good idea to discuss your options fully with an attorney who practices in that area of law. Best of luck.
The information you obtain in my answer does not, nor is it intended to, create an attorney-client relationship. You should consult an experience attorney who has knowledge of all the particular facts of your case before making any final decisions.
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