Adopting a child can be an exciting step in making a family whole. However, the legal details can become overwhelming as their complexities may be confusing without the help of a skilled adoption lawyer. Working with an attorney who is knowledgeable of adoption procedure is vital. Pazos Law Group can help you every step of the way and complete all required forms, petitions, and documents for a smooth, successful adoption. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
We are familiar with all aspects of adoptions, including:
Our South Florida adoption attorneys promise to take the time to explain, in detail, the adoption process that is applicable to you. We represent families throughout Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Coral Gables, and across all of Florida.
In an adoption case where a biological parent may still be involved, there must be a petition presented to terminate the parental rights of the biological parents. This can be extremely emotional for all involved, especially if one or both parents are not willing to give up their rights and are challenging the adoption. This can be the case in many stepparent adoption cases and requires the quick attention of an experienced legal professional.
We are skilled at resolving complex disputes involving termination of parental rights, and can find an effective solution to any obstacle presented during the adoption process.
In many cases, the adoption process when adopting an older child may incorporate that child's wishes and concerns. Children age 12 or older need to consent to the adoption in writing, especially in stepparent or grandparent adoption cases. Also, the adoptive parent or parents may want to seek counseling for an older child to ensure that the adoption process can be adequately handled and addressed by the child. This can also help them adjust to their new situations.
We would welcome the opportunity to guide you through your adoption. Call today at (954) 719-5557.
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