Birmingham Lawyer for All Your Adoption Needs
Step-parent and grandparent adoptions are becoming more common in Alabama and other states. An adoption can be one of the most fulfilling aspects of practicing law and it is an area that brings great joy in the lives of others.
After handling many adoptions throughout the state of Alabama, I always take great pride at the final adoption hearing when the Judge grants a step-parent or grandparent custody of a child. It is a time to celebrate and take pictures of the monumental occasion. Ingram Law LLC wants to help you and your family work through the process of adoption.
A step-parent adoption originates because one of the natural parents has decided not to participate in the life of a child and does not provide child support. Another scenario would be when the custodial parent remarries and the step-parent wants to become the legal parent of the child and create a lasting bond.
In some instances the natural parent may voluntarily choose to relinquish their parental rights, which can significantly expedite the process. The legal process of step-parent adoption is a legal one that requires a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to help file the correct paperwork with the Probate Court. Step-parent adoptions involve filing necessary documents with the court. It is critical that the process be followed by the parents and follow the law, or a judge may dismiss the petition for adoption. Joseph Ingram with Ingram Law LLC has the knowledge, skills and experience to make sure that the adoption process goes smoothly.
I walk families through the adoption process from the beginning to the end. I help families prepare the petition with the court, assist in locating the parent to relinquish custody, or have the parent served with a copy of the petition. Also, my office will be present to help facilitate the adoption proceeding with the court.
At Ingram Law LLC, we handle the paperwork so that you can concentrate and enjoy becoming a family.
There are times when one or both parents may not be able to raise a child. A parent may be deceased, unwilling to care for a child or be in prison. One resolution might be for a one grandparent to adopt a child that is in need of care. A grandparent adoption is much like a step-parent adoption in that it requires filing the necessary legal documents with the probate court of the county in which the grandparent resides.
Joseph A. Ingram represents clients through grandparent adoptions, including termination of parental rights. Ingram Law LLC will explain the law to you and help you make the right decision for your family.
At Ingram Law LLC, we are always excited to bring families together. It is one of the most rewarding aspects of practicing law.
To speak with Joseph A. Ingram about the adoption process, please contact our office in Birmingham, Alabama.
All consultations are confidential. All calls are returned within 24 hours.
My office is located at 3 Office Park Circle Suite 230, Birmingham, AL 35223.