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Randal K. Epley, Attorney At Law

Adoption Lawyer | Serving Hopkinsville, KY

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270-228-0652

Assisting Western Kentucky People Looking to Adopt and Birth Mothers. Click here or call today for a Free Consultation.

Attorney Randal K. Epley is a solo practitioner. He has been in practice for 30 years and considers it his good fortune to represent people in South Central Kentucky since 1989. He brings his experience from being a former City Attorney, A Public Defender, an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney and a Commonwealth Attorney with him in representing each and every one of his …

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Gregory K. Northcutt, Attorney at Law

Adoption Lawyer | Serving Hopkinsville, KY

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Se Habla Español

270-245-1356

We Love Practicing Kentucky Adoption Law and Care Very Much About Our Clients! Call Us Today, Western Kentucky!

I am the most fortunate attorney to have had the opportunity to assist people in western Kentucky with the adoption of children since 1986. Over the past thirty years, I have represented both birth parents and adoptive parents, and have developed overwhelming respect and admiration for each of them. In the course of adoptions, I have seen people at their very best.  …

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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 Hopkinsville 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.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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