Lawyers and judges alike consider the adoption process one of the most rewarding aspects of family law. Whether it entails extending a family through marriage and stepparent adoption, or helping grow a family through private adoption, we are prepared to guide her clients through the legal process.
Mary’s Austin, Texas law practice – the Law Office of Mary E. Jones – can guide biological and adoptive parents through the adoption process, answering your questions and helping you proactively address potential issues.
Depending on your unique circumstances, you might be seeking legal representation for a number of different types of adoptions. We can assist clients through:
- private adoptions when you have already had a child placed with you
- family adoptions (grandparents, stepparents, aunts and uncles)
- foster parent adoptions
- Adult adoptions.
Based on numerous factors, Mary is prepared to provide guidance and direction throughout the case. For example, before a stepparent adoption can be completed, the parental rights of the other parent will have to be legally terminated, preferably with their agreement. Depending on the temperament for the individual or the existing relationship, getting this agreement can present challenges. In these situations, it is crucial to have an experienced family law attorney like Mary on your side.