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Adoption in Everett

Don't Take Chances With Family Law Issues - Talk To One Of Our Everett Adoption Attorneys Today

When children play a role in your divorce proceedings, the added emotional strain can be heart wrenching. When adoption possibilities are raised during an Everett divorce, or if the parents are already separated, you should only seek counsel from reliable Everett adoption lawyers with experience handling family law cases.

The Everett adoption and family law lawyers from the Washington Family Law Group will help you face the complicated legal implications of a divorce involving adoption. Washington family law clearly states that if one or both parents have their parental rights terminated by the court, then their child becomes eligible for adoption.

Determination of an Everett parent’s rights may be involuntary or voluntary, but much depends on the situation. In certain cases, a parent may wish to relinquish their parental rights so that a child can be adopted by someone else. Obviously, with so many complexities to consider, it makes sense to go over the finer details of your situation with one of our Everett adoption attorneys.

Our experienced Everett adoption lawyers handle many unique divorce cases every year, some involving adoption. Everyone wants what’s best for their children, so our professional attorneys offer you sound legal counsel designed to help you make decisions that can benefit your child's future.

Our Everett Adoption Attorneys Can Help With A Stepparent Adoption

What is a stepparent adoption? This is when one parent relinquishes their parental rights so that their ex-spouse's new partner can petition the Everett court to adopt the child. If this situation applies to you, our Everett adoption attorneys can help you handle the details.

This legal process is relatively straightforward, but only if all parties agree to the adoption. However, if one parent refuses to relinquish their parental rights, then the only way to facilitate the adoption is to seek a forced termination. We will need to thoroughly assess your particular situation before our Everett adoption lawyers can pursue a stepparent adoption. You should also take note that sometimes a forced termination is simply not possible.

Your Everett adoption case is undoubtedly unique and requires specialized care and attention. Your lawyer from our law office will want to obtain a clear understanding of your situation, so that all options can be explored. The Washington court may require you to obtain legal representation while dealing with your Everett adoption issues, so start getting reliable answers today by scheduling a free consultation with one of our legal professionals. This free case evaluation offers you an opportunity to discuss your options with an experienced Everett family attorney without any risk or monetary expenditure.

Contact our law office in Everett today, and find out how we can help you handle complex legal adoption issues.

Other Adoption Scenarios that Require Help from a Snohomish County lawyer

Stepparent adoptions aren't the only kinds of adoption we encounter. If you're in a same sex relationship, you may eventually have to address certain parental and adoption issues if you want to raise a family. Both parents may have to establish parental rights with a non-biological child, or one parent may have to seek a Second Parent Adoption.

The second parent adoption can be especially beneficial, as it grants legal rights to a person who values and wants to protect their parental rights. There is also something called a de facto Parent adoption, which grants parental rights to a non-biological parent if they divorce their partner.

If you want to pursue any of these measures, you should talk to one of our qualified Snohomish County adoption lawyers without delay.

Get help from our Everett adoption attorneys today

If you need help with any legal matter pertaining to adoption in Washington State, contact our law office and get help from a legal professional who understands the stakes.

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Laurie has worked on my very challenging and contentious divorce and I could not have asked for a better family law attorney. She was able to handle all of the twists and turns of my case with ease. I highly recommend Laurie to anyone looking for an excellent, ethical and hard working counselor. Chandler
Laurie is an incredible divorce lawyer! She did an amazing job with my divorce, and it was a real dog fight the whole way. She is a true fighter. And you can tell that she really cares about her family law clients and the results that she achieves for them. John
My lawyer guided me through a very challenging time in my life when I was going through my divorce. She worked hard and explained every step of the way what was going on so I could understand the process. I was very happy with her work. Barbel