Dissolving a marriage is emotionally trying no matter how cooperative the two people involved. When children are a part of the picture, emotions tend to run even higher.
As a parent, your concern is doing what’s right for your child or children. As your attorney, my priority will be the same. Every piece of advice I provide will be calculated and focused on what’s best for your family. Before you go taking any legal steps on your own, please consult with me first. After all, when it comes to child custody matters, it’s not worth the risk to act without sound legal counsel.
Despite the notoriously high divorce rates in Texas (and, let’s be honest, the U.S. in general), there’s a lot more to family law than fighting over property, assets, and parental rights. On the opposite end of the spectrum you have the extremely rewarding practice of adoption law.
When you think “adoption,” your mind probably doesn’t jump straight to needing a lawyer. After all, adopting a child should be a simple matter of filling out paperwork, meeting with an adoption agency, and demonstrating that you’re fit to be a parent, right?
Yes and no. While many adoptions go through without a hitch, many more run into complications. An adoption attorney is simply a resource to help you get through the process more smoothly. For instance, a knowledgeable adoption lawyer can:
- Guide you to a reputable adoption agency as needed
- File all the necessary paperwork
- Keep you up-to-date on your rights as a non-biological parent
- Represent you in court if it appears as though your agreement might fall through
Start the adoption process the right way. Schedule an informative consultation with my firm to make sure all your bases are covered.