The lawyers of Eastside Legal are pleased to represent adoptive parents in the adoption process. We understand that this is an exciting time for your family, and we share this excitement as you anticipate welcoming a new child into your home. We recommend that adoptive parents speak with one of our attorneys about the legalities of the adoption process. If you'd like to schedule an appointment with one of our Tennessee adoption lawyers, please contact our office by filling out the form on this page.
WHAT IS ADOPTION?
An adoption occurs when a person other than a child’s biological parent assumes the legal rights and responsibilities for the care and support of the child. The biological parent’s rights must be terminated before the child can be adopted. In many cases, this occurs voluntarily. In other cases, if the court has already deemed that a state agency is responsible for a child, the agency may petition to have the natural parent’s rights terminated. It can be difficult for prospective adoptive parents to navigate the legal process of assuming the custody and care of a child, especially since adoption laws vary by state. A Tennessee adoption lawyer Eastside Legal will provide the legal guidance that adoptive parents need to successfully adopt a child.
TYPES OF ADOPTION
Our adoption attorneys handle several types of adoptions:
Agency adoption: The adoptive parents adopt a child through a private or
public adoption agency.
Independent or private adoption: The adoptive parents bypass an agency
and, either through another party or on their own, work out an arrangement
with the biological parents.
Relative adoption: A relative of the biological parent, either through blood or
marriage, adopts the child; common examples are stepparent or grandparent
adoptions. A relative adoption is a private adoption and all of the
requirements for private adoptions apply.
International adoption: The prospective adoptive parents adopt a child from
another country. The adoptive parents are responsible for obtaining an
immigrant visa for the child, paying for travel-related costs, and satisfying any other agency requirements.
Often, family law issues are not only complicated, but emotionally difficult. If you are confused or worried about this process, knowing your rights and options can help you and your family. That is why our team is dedicated to helping families with this important area of law.
Drafting a prenuptial agreement, Filing for divorce, negotiating a Separation Agreement, dissolving a same-sex relationship or working out the logistics of a child custody arrangement can be overwhelming as a family deals with the emotional fallout of such serious decisions. One of the best resources that a spouse or parent can fall back on during these times is a dependable, experienced attorney to guide him or her through the complex landscape of the Tennessee legal system. We have over 30 years of combined experience and are the one of the best family law firms in the state.
EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION FOR DIVORCING PARTIES
Even an amicable divorce can be stressful. We recognize the stress of dealing with dissolution of a marriage and it is our goal to ensure that the process moves forward as seamlessly as possible. Our team has a broad range of experience, including high net-worth divorces, military cases,fault-based divorces, and no-fault divorces. These cases can be completed in a range of ways – through negotiation, mediation, Collaborative divorce, or contested litigation.
We are well-versed in all areas of family law and will be able to walk you through the process – from determining the grounds of divorce to helping with the aftermath, including alimony, property issues and issues related to children – to ensure that your rights are protected.
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We know how emotionally trying it can be to deal with a divorce and we are dedicated to providing our clients with the high-quality guidance that they deserve. We build a strong case so you can build your new life.
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