Do I need a lawyer for stepparent adoption proceedings?

A lawyer is not required in order to do a stepparent adoption proceeding. However, these types of proceedings are extremely technical, and there are a lot of very strict procedural requirements that must be met. It's highly recommended that you seek an attorney that has a lot of experience in doing these types of proceedings, in order to ensure that all of the requirements are met, and in order to make sure that the stepparent adoption goes through as it's supposed to.