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Randal K. Epley, Attorney At Law

Adoption Lawyer | Serving Paducah, 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 Paducah, 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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Paducah Adoption Information

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 Paducah 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.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

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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