Adoption Attorney in Lake County
Guiding You Through the Adoption Process with Compassion & Understanding
One of the most satisfying aspects of any family law practice is the ability to pair a loving family with a child in need. Whether the adoption is the result of a new marriage or working through a private facility, my firm can effectively help you complete this legal process.
As a Tavares adoption lawyer, the Law Office of Michael E. Golub P.A. is prepared to help clients in even the most complex situations. With more than 25 years of experience, I can provide legal guidance in numerous types of adoption cases while keeping my clients informed every step of the way.
For your complimentary 15 minute phone consultation, call my office at (352) 290-2877 today. I serve residents of Lake County and the surrounding areas.
The Florida Adoption Process
Adoptions, while joyous occasions, can also be frightening and intimidating. If any paperwork is completed incorrectly or even one deadline is missed, it can throw the entire process into disarray. An experienced attorney, however, can ensure that everything is completed efficiently and on time.
My firm is prepared to represent clients throughout central Florida who are facing a broad range of adoption issues, including:
- Agency adoptions
- International adoptions
- Independent adoptions
- Stepparent adoptions
- Open or closed adoptions
- Private adoptions
To be eligible for adopting a child, you must meet the following requirements:
- Must be a legal adult
- Must complete a home study
- Must complete the proper adoption paperwork
A home study is when an adoption agent visits prospective adopters’ homes and conducts interviews with each member of the household. The agent does this to understand why an individual or family is looking to adopt and ensure the home is a safe environment for prospective children.
Termination of Parental Rights
One of the more complicated aspects of some adoptions is seeking the termination of parental rights from one or both biological parents. This is a legal agreement that the parent relinquishes all rights as they pertain to the child and his or her upbringing. There are some challenges, here, such as attempting to find the parent, or the parent simply does not want to hand over control. No matter the complexity or sensitive nature of the proceedings, my firm will stand by your side and fight for your best interests.
Here to Help Ease the Adoption Process
The Law Office of Michael E. Golub P.A. is dedicated to protecting and representing our clients’ rights and best interests. As a Lake County adoption attorney, I will work closely with you to ensure you complete all necessary paperwork and requirements within deadlines to ensure you have the best chance of getting your adoption approved.