Do not go through the adoption process alone. There are too many people who have made mistakes in the Clarksville adoption process, only to extend the already lengthy process or lose out on the chance to adopt through their own errors. Adopting a child is an important, joyful time for your family, but it is also a complex legal process. Make sure you work with an adoption lawyer that you know will protect your interests in the process and help you realize your family goals.
At Mathis, Bates & Klinghard PLLC (MBK), we understand the complex legal process of successfully filing for a Clarksville adoption, and our legal counsel services know how to eliminate the errors that can hinder the process. From our Clarksville, TN, office, we serve clients in Tennessee and Kentucky, and we proudly serve military service members and officers throughout the U.S. and overseas.
One aspect of our Clarksville family law practice involves representing stepparents and grandparents in adoption proceedings. When a divorced parent remarries, or when a child develops a strong bond with a grandparent or a parent's new spouse, an adoption can give official recognition to the relationship and afford the grandparent or stepparent all of the rights and responsibilities of a biological parent. We represent clients in all forms of adoption including same-sex couples as well as surrogacy and sperm donation situations. State law often lags behind technology regarding assisted reproduction and it is important to have an experienced attorney to guide you in this complex area of law to protect your family and avoid future litigation.
Our Clarksville legal counsel services also help clients through the administrative adoption process when the other biological parent does not dispute the adoption, and we also help clients through contested cases involving termination of parental rights due to unfitness as a parent. While some roads to this type of adoption are more challenging than others, we will be with you every step of the way to bring your family together.
Our attorneys also represent clients in state adoptions. State adoptions involve children who have been in foster care and are being adopted. This type of Clarksville adoption process involves a complex, often lengthy administrative process with the Department of Children's Services. Without legal counsel, the process can take even longer, and you could lose the opportunity to adopt altogether. Our attorneys can help you expand and increase the love your family shares by helping you through every step of the adoption process through our Clarksville legal counsel services.
Do not wait to talk with an attorney from our firm about your adoption process options. For our legal counsel services, schedule a consultation online or call us directly at (931) 919-5060.