The Woodlands Adoptions Lawyer
Sound Legal Counsel For Adoptions In Texas
Adoption is a wonderful way to connect families, but the process is not simple. Not only is the adoption emotionally complex, but the legal process can be extremely complicated, as well. If you are considering an adoption — either a stepparent adoption, grandparent adoption or third-party adoption — it is essential to work with an experienced lawyer who can help you through the process.
At the Law Office of Melissa E. Loveless, I represent Texas clients in The Woodlands area in the adoption process. Every adoption case is unique, so I emphasize personalized service. I will take the time to learn about your individual situation and objectives. I will provide legal counsel for you and represent you through every aspect of your adoption case.
In many divorce cases, one or both of the spouses will remarry. For the parent with primary custody, the new spouse becomes an important parental figure in the children’s lives. A bond forms, and the parties want to formalize that bond and make it legally official through adoption procedures.
Stepparent adoption cases involve a two-part process:
- Termination of parental rights: Adoption is not a legally viable option as long as the other biological parent still has parental rights. There are a number of ways to terminate parental rights, but this is absolutely necessary before proceeding with adoption proceedings.
- The adoption itself: I can represent you through the filing, hearings and other legal requirements to complete the adoption.
In many cases, grandparents will see that their children and their children’s spouses are unable to provide the grandchildren with adequate parental support. Although the process can be challenging, it is often possible for grandparents who have already assumed the role as a provider for their grandchildren to obtain legal custody over the grandchildren through adoption.
Adoptions For Families
One of the most enjoyable aspects of my legal practice is helping married couples increase their joy and increase their families through adoption. There are many safeguards and regulations in place, and the process can be difficult, but I can help you through the adoption process.