Adoption in Seattle
When children are a part of the divorce equation, finding answers and dealing with the emotional strain can be a heart wrenching experience. When adoption issues are raised during a Seattle divorce, or if the parents are already separated, reliable counsel should be sought from qualified Seattle adoption lawyers with experience handling these sensitive cases.
Our Seattle adoption and family law lawyers are well equipped to help you face the complicated legal and devastating emotional impacts of a divorce involving adoption. For example, Washington law clearly states that if one or both parents have their parental rights terminated in court, then their child becomes eligible for adoption. Determination of a parent’s rights may be voluntary or involuntary, but much depends on the situation. In some cases a parent may wish to relinquish their rights so that a child can be adopted by another party, but no matter what your specific situation entails you should go over the finer details with one of our Seattle adoption attorneys.
Our Seattle adoption lawyers handle many different divorce cases every year, some of which deal with various aspects of family law including adoption. Everyone wants what’s best for their children, so we offer you guidance to help you make decisions with the best interest of your children at heart.Considering a stepparent adoption? Our Seattle adoption attorneys can help
A stepparent adoption is when one parent relinquishes their parental rights so that their ex-spouse's new partner can petition the court of Seattle to adopt the child. Our Seattle adoption attorneys can help you navigate this complex process, if you are considering such an action.
This process is relatively straightforward if everyone involved agrees to the adoption. However, if one parent resists relinquishing their parental rights, then the only way the adoption can take place is via a forced termination. It's imperative to thoroughly assess your situation before our Seattle adoption lawyers take steps toward this type of adoption, and it's important to remember that forced termination is sometimes not possible.
Obviously your Seattle adoption case is unique, so we will want to get a clear picture of your situation so that we can explore various options. It may be possible that the Washington court requires you to obtain legal representation while dealing with Seattle adoption issues, so start getting answers today via a free case evaluation from our team of legal professionals. This free consultation will give you a chance to discuss your options with your Seattle family without any risk or monetary expenditure.
Contact our law firm in Seattle today and find out the best way to handle issues involving adoption.