Among our favorite types of cases are adoptions. When divorce is rampant, and couples who once loved each other are tearing each other apart so often, it's a joy and a pleasure to join together a child who is alone and the parents who love them. Sometimes the child is a newborn baby, and sometimes the child is a teen or even a young adult. People need to know they belong and adoption provides a sense of connection and belonging that few other things can. Some of our happiest days are the ones where we send a happy couple out the door with a baby in arms, whose last name now matches theirs. Or the family of four, one of whom has arrived from China, and is the bouncy toddler with the shiny black hair, all smiles as he talks to the judge about his mommy and daddy.
Let us enjoy these moments with you! We are a family law firm and are experienced and seasoned in the necessary steps, such as the home study by a social worker, for instance, that must take place to protect your child's position in the family, connection to you legally and sometimes even citizenship in this country. We want your entire adoption experience to be a joyful memory, of the day your already entwined hearts were bonded together in the eyes of the law.
Guardianship cases are also rewarding, when one person seeks to care for another. We can help to make this process as seamless as possible and provide recommendations when the guardianship includes other complex issues not addressed by family law. Guardianship cases can involve a child, or they can involve an adult who is incapacitated due to mental incapacity or physical disability. Occasionally, these cases can be emotionally-charged, with family members in conflict. We will do our part to represent our client is the most aggressive way possible to protect her property and interests. Call us for a free consultation.