Adoption

At Icard Merrill, we are dedicated to family – all families. We understand that families come in many shapes and size and can sometimes change over time – including through adoption. Our family law attorneys provide skilled and compassionate legal services to adoptive parents and birth parents, including domestic, interstate, international, special-needs, contested, second parent, and stepparent adoptions.

Many adoptions present emotional and legal challenges our family law attorneys are experienced in handling. When couples with children divorce and remarry, for example, a new family is created, and some choose stepparent adoptions to seal the new familial bond. Since this type of adoption process involves unique legal nuances – e.g., where the non-custodial parent may contest the adoption or in instances of abuse – the guidance of an experienced family law attorney is imperative.

At Icard Merrill, our family law attorneys can assist you through the process of adoption with knowledge and compassion.

If you are considering, adoption, contact us to speak with one of our experienced adoption attorneys.