My husband wants to adopt my son. My exhusband waivered his rights once we were divorced so that ins't the issue. How much does it cost in California to do this?
It will depend on if you use an attorney or not. If you chose not to use an attorney, the court filing fees for an adoption in California are approximately $200.
If you were married to him when he died, then you are considered widowed. If you divorced him before he died, then you are considered divorced. However, for the purposes of religion, if your religion does not recognize divorce, then you are considered widowed, even if you divorced your husband before he died, and you should not have to seek an annulment.