Top Jeffersonville Adoption Lawyers Near You

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Law Office of Keith M. Wallace

Adoption Lawyer | Serving Jeffersonville, IN

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812-483-9072

Your Adoption Needs are Important. If You are Someone Looking to Adopt or a Birth Mother, Contact Us for Your Free Consultation.

Adoption is a life changing event that requires tremendous love, strength and patience for everyone involved. Two of the most important aspects of any adoption are communication and knowledge of adoption law. I am Keith Matthew Wallace, and I have been honored to be a part of thousands of adoptions in Indiana and across the country. Whether representing a birth mother or …

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Herrin & Leach

Adoption Lawyer | Serving Jeffersonville, IN

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317-325-8198

We Have Helped With Over 3000 Adoptions! We Have the Experience to Help You In Indiana. Contact Us Today!

There is no greater joy in this world than welcoming a child into your family. Many people wish to adopt but are unsure of the legal steps necessary to ensure that the adoption is final and carried out in the most efficient and ethical manner. Expectant mothers who are considering adoption also have many questions about the process. Attorneys John Herrin and Nathan Leach …

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Are you Considering Starting or Expanding Your Family Through Adoption?

If so, this is an important time in your life. When people wish to start or expand their family but are unable to have children on their own, adoption can be a great option. Adoption is the legal process a person or a couple goes through to obtain all rights and responsibilities in caring for a child. While adoption may seem simple, a skilled Jeffersonville adoption attorney can help you make the right decisions for your family.

Different Types of Adoption

There are many types of adoption and different ways of adopting a child. Whether you choose a closed adoption where you and the birth parent(s) remain confidential or an open adoption where you are in contact with the birth parent(s) will be up to all parties involved. Adoptive parents also have the option of adopting children inside the United States or Internationally. Adopting a child of a different ethnicity is also very common. Many states allow same-sex couples to adopt as well.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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