Adoption Lawyers Helping Morris County Families Through the Adoption Process
Deciding to adopt a child is a wonderful decision for prospective parents and certainly for the child who is to be adopted. This is a joyous time in many lives. Even so, the adoption process can be a very difficult time emotionally as well as being very time-consuming. Our experienced legal team understands the challenges in the procedures that are involved in adoption. We can help guide you through the legal process and help relieve much of the emotional strain that you may be experiencing.
Our attorneys at Edens Law Group, LLC have many years of experience required to handle your adoption case. We can work to assist you by handling your legal needs in a compassionate and sensitive manner as you work through the adoption process. If you feel that you need the assistance of an experienced adoption law attorney, contact Edens Law Group, LLC at (908) 879-9499 and schedule a one-hour consultation with us to discuss your case.
What is an Open Adoption?
Depending on the circumstances, many biological and adoptive parents have the option to choose between what is known as either an “open” or “closed” adoption. In the case of open adoption, the biological parents are permitted to play a role in the adopted child’s life. Naturally, the extent of the role can be defined within the terms of the adoption agreement that the biological parents would have to both agree to beforehand and sign as well. Open adoption can be the best choice under the right set of circumstances, especially if a family member is adopting the child of another family member.
What is a Closed Adoption?
In a closed adoption, the biological parents are no longer permitted to have contact with the child after the adoption process is complete. The adoptive parents’ identities can be kept private and confidential. In the case of closed adoption, it is possible for both parties involved to not have any personal interaction with one another. Many adoptive parents choose this option; however, each adoption is different based on individual circumstances. Our attorneys can explain which option may be the best for you based on your own individual circumstances.
Do I Have to Have an Adoption Lawyer to Adopt a Child?
In the state of New Jersey, you are not required to have an adoption lawyer to legally adopt a child. However, adoption can be a very complicated legal process. Hiring an adoption attorney is advised because when going through the adoption process you want to be certain that the adoption meets all of the legal requirements prescribed under the law. By hiring an experienced and knowledgeable adoption attorney, you can be certain that all of the criteria for adoption are met. This can save you untold money in the future and ensure that you do not have to deal with unnecessary stress. At Edens Law Group, LLC we can ensure that all of the legal paperwork is completed correctly and that all procedures have been followed to ensure that your child’s adoption is both legal and final and cannot be contested at a later date.
Why Should I Hire an Adoption Lawyer in Morris County, New Jersey?
Adoption lawyers are well-versed in the various laws that surround adoption. In the state of New Jersey both agencies, as well as private adoptions, must adhere to very strict legislative guidelines. If you are possibly considering the option of adopting a child from another state or internationally, there can be numerous sets of regulations that apply and this can be extremely complicated. To say the least, this could be very difficult, if not impossible, to navigate without an experienced adoption lawyer.
If you are considering adopting a child in either an “open” or “closed” adoption, our legal group can help you through this happy but often challenging legal process. We understand how the adoption laws of New Jersey work and can help relieve some of the potential stress that may arise as you make your journey through this time in your life. Adoption attorneys are the best choice of legal representation when dealing with the many various types of adoption cases. In adoption cases, you want representation that has the legal know-how to oversee these cases with both competence and proficiency.
Our NJ law office serves the whole Morris County community, and is conveniently located just 28 minutes away from Rockaway Townsquare and 28 minutes away from Morris County Golf Club. Contact Edens Law Group, LLC at (908) 879-9499 and schedule a one-hour consultation to discuss your case.