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Adoption is an exciting adventure. Bringing another member into your family is a joyous experience, and with the right legal representation on your side, you’ll have the insights and knowledge to make the change as smooth as possible. At Daniels Law, P.A., our Serving Lee and Charlotte County divorce and family law attorney understands all the laws and complications that accompany this process. We are here to help you get the help you need.
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Adoption is the legal process that grants legal responsibility for a minor child to an adult who is not the biological parent of the child.
There are two primary types of adoption:
An adoption can be considered contested or uncontested. A contested adoption occurs when a biological parent or other legal caregiver objects to the court granting the adoption. An uncontested adoption means that no parent or legal caregiver opposes the adoption taking place.
Every adoption in Florida has a process that it must follow. There are typically five steps:
Typically, an adoption can only be reversed within one year of the Final Order for Adoption. However, the best interests of the child are the priority, and the court will decide if those best interests are being put at risk.
Contrary to belief, all adoptions must be completed by the legal services of an attorney. If you choose to work with an agency instead, they will coordinate with an attorney for you. Hiring a lawyer for yourself is recommended, as they are more likely to become invested in your best interests.
There are quite a few documents needed to successfully complete the adoption process:
When it comes to the legal complications of bringing a new family together, consulting with a lawyer is the first step to completing your family. Daniels Law, P.A. has helped many families to ensure their adoption processes are handled smoothly and legally. Attorney Theresa Daniels has a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. She understands how to handle these matters. Planning your case takes time, so call our firm today to get started.
Call Daniels Law, P.A. today at (239) 214-6010. We are here to help you because your family matters to us.