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Gregory K. Northcutt, Attorney at Law

Adoption Lawyer | Serving Radcliff, KY

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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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Randal K. Epley, Attorney At Law

Adoption Lawyer | Serving Radcliff, 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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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 Radcliff 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.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

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 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

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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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