Adoption is a valuable tool used to bring new children into loving families. At The Law Office of David R. Clark, LLC, we are committed to bringing families together through efficient adoptions that meet the needs of the family. We take a highly individualized approach, understanding family dynamics that might come into play and creating solutions to handle those issues. Our firm can handle all forms of adoption, including stepparent adoptions, grandparent adoptions, surrogate adoptions, domestic adoptions, and adult adoptions.
To arrange an initial consultation to discuss the adoptions , please contact a Prattville adoption lawyer today at 334-730-4271 or toll free at 877-784-7681.
Montgomery Stepparent Adoption Lawyer
Many times, stepparents who have been an important part of the child's life and upbringing seek to take on a more official role. Through stepparent adoption they are able to gain parental rights.
In true stepparent adoption cases, the matter is fairly straightforward: it requires paperwork and a 60-day waiting period for a final hearing in probate court. If the child has lived with the stepparent in the same household for more than a year, this process is fairly seamless. There are certain household investigations that must be completed to ensure the safety of the child if the child has lived in the household for less than a year.
If there is any protest from the biological parent, our attorneys will provide knowledgeable solutions, advocating on your behalf. We will first work with the biological parent, and if those negotiations break down, our family law attorneys are prepared to protect your interests in court.
In adoption cases not involving a stepparent, a guardian ad litem is often required to ensure all proceedings are handled in the best interest of the child.
* No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.