No case in family law brings happiness as does an adoption. Adoptions are about bringing families together while many other matters, such as divorce or child custody disputes, are about separating families. Those wishing to begin a new phase in their family must ensure that they are eligible for the process, that they follow correct procedures, and that all matters are properly handled so that they take this new path in as efficient a manner as possible. Our Melbourne, Florida adoption attorneys assist with such matters and strive to do so for an affordable fee. Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
Melbourne lawyers handling adoptions following the termination of parental rights or a new marriage
There are many instances in which couples wish to seek an adoption. A common occurrence is when one wishes for the new spouse to adopt following a termination of parental rights. If the other parent’s rights have not been terminated then an adoption will require their consent if they have previously signed an affidavit of paternity, if the child was conceived while the father and mother were married, as well as other situations. Fortunately, adoptions can be a straightforward process.
The first step in such a case is to file a Joint Petition for Adoption. A hearing to finalize the case can be scheduled when this document is filed. After a brief hearing the Judge will sign a Decree of Adoption. This document can then be provided to schools and other legal entities. The adoptive parent will then be considered a parent to the child and will have all the rights and obligations as they would if they were the child’s birth parent.
Lindsey Sharp and Deborah Dye are Melbourne lawyers assisting Florida parents with stipulated adoptions. Lindsey and Deborah understand that this is a happy time in your life and they will strive to facilitate the process for you. They will quickly file your Petition with the Court and will set your hearing for the earliest possible date. They will stay in regular contact with you and ensure that you know what to expect from the process. Lindsey and Deborah promptly returns all phone calls, quickly responds to emails, and make themselves available to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to speak with an attorney. We also service clients in the Brevard County cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.
Affordable adoption attorneys for Melbourne, Florida residents
Starting a new family is costly. Legal fees should not stand in the way of such a joyous event. Our affordable adoption attorneys are able to handle many matters for a set flat fee. This means that you will not be left wondering what the cost of your case will be. This allows you to focus your funds on the most important thing – your family. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.