Marietta Adoption Attorney
Adoption for Single Parents and Families in Georgia
Adopting a child is often one of the most important events in a person's life. If you are planning to welcome a child into your family through adoption, or you are trying to solve an adoption-related issue, it is in your best interests to work with an experienced family law professional. Many of the issues that that arise with Georgia adoptions can be complex and highly challenging to handle alone.
At Henrickson & Sereebutra, our divorce lawyers in Marietta have 20+ years of collective experience handling some of the most difficult family law issues. Whatever troubles you may be confronting before, during, or after the adoption process, we possess the extensive knowledge and legal skills you may need to find a positive solution.
Call our firm today and discuss your situation with us immediately!
Learning More About the Adoption Procedure
Are you considering adoption? Our divorce attorneys in Marietta have working knowledge of adoption procedures, from initial inquiries and information sessions to pre-service training and finalization. Not only are we able to help clients explore their legal options, we are also prepared to help them pursue an effective course of action and represent their best interests throughout the process. An adoption may take as little as 4 to 10 months to complete, but delays stemming from lack of preparation and knowledge of the procedure can significantly delay the adoption and incur unnecessary expenses.
Adoption eligibility is determined by one or more of the following:
- 25 years of age or older
- If single, 10+ years older than the adoptive child
- If married, spouse is also 10+ years older than the adoptive child
- Maintained legal Georgia residency for at least 6 months
Problems Arising From Adoption
There are many avenues parents may take when pursuing adoption, and each of these avenues has its own potential troubles. For example, adoptions through agencies require multiple legal procedures and steps to be performed correctly. Private adoptions pose their own problems when dealing with the birth mother and other relatives. Interstate and international adoptions give rise to issues with multiple jurisdictions and legal codes.
Our team of family lawyers are able to help clients review their situations and get a better understanding of their rights and legal options. By considering the unique circumstances of your case, we may address the issues directly and help you pursue an effective course of legal action to resolve them. The biggest problem every parent faces is attempting to confront these matters on their own.
Birth Mothers and Parental Relationships
Birth mothers may also benefit greatly from legal guidance as they prepare to place their children in an adoption procedure. Our team may help mothers locate suitable adoptive parents or a reputable adoption agency, and help ensure that the mother's best interests and the well-being of their children are protected. We know how important it is to offer compassionate support to birth mothers through these difficult procedures.
Parents may be interested in establishing a legal parental relationship with their spouses' children from a previous relationship. In these cases, it is especially important to ensure the legal procedures are effectively and correctly conducted. Failing to legally sever the parental ties of the other parent may complicate a family situation and bring on unnecessary grief and stress to the parents and children involved.
Protect the Best Interests of Your Family—Call 888-896-1973
Whatever troubles you and your family may be encountering in relation to adoption procedures, our legal team has the skills and experience necessary to help you protect your future. As former prosecutors, our family law attorneys bring their experience as aggressive litigators to the defense of our clients. You may believe your legal issues are too difficult to resolve, but our legal assistance may provide you with answers.
Trust the compassionate, personalized legal counsel of our Marietta divorce lawyer.
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