Adoption is an emotional time in our lives, and to ensure you get the best outcome, you'll need to involve a highly skilled termination and adoption lawyer. We are here to assist and provide support as you go through the adoption process, as well as the termination of parental rights. We provide a free consultation for our clients because we know that you want more information about our legal representation and how we can help.
For decades, our team has been dedicated to adoption law and termination of parental rights. The legal matters that go with the adoption of a child are never taken lightly, and we will handle everything from expressing your interests to specific parties to fighting contested termination of parental rights.
When people willingly give up their rights as parents, we'll move forward with an uncontested termination of parental rights. Challenging the termination is called contested termination of parental rights, and we are also equipped to assist in these cases.
An adoption agency doesn't often deal with private adoptions that are independent from the system. If you are adoptive parents going through a private process, then call an adoption attorney to ensure all of your legal matters are tended to.
Adoption proceedings can get complicated, and we know that in many cases, the waiting can be the hardest part. When the two parties involved find each other, the adoptive parents and the birth mother can have us take over the adoption process so the process can move along faster.
When children cannot remain in the home of their natural parents or cannot be reunited with their parents, the courts often seek a kinship/relative adoption.
Grandparents often adopt their grandchildren when the children's birth parents become deceased or incapacitated. Other reasons for grandparent adoptions include divorce and child neglect.
When a new spouse wants to adopt your child, you'll want to ensure that you take proactive measures so the process runs smoothly. We have an in-depth understanding of stepparent adoption and will be happy to assist.
115 North College Street Waxahachie, TX 75165
Our family law services are designed to help you get through this emotion time with the best outcome. We know that if you want to adopt a child, it can be due to circumstances beyond your control, and our adoption lawyer is here to give you peace of mind. We want to make the process simple for adoptive parents so that you can begin with your new family.
Beyond adoption, we also handle legal matters involving your family. There are many cases that can call for a family lawyer, and we have assisted in legal matters for those in the midst of a divorce, as well as those that need representation for a paternity case. If you seek full custody of your child, we will guide you through the process. Call today for a no-obligations consultation so that you can learn more.
Tom E. Smalley
Attorney At Law
115 North College Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165