Adoption 101: The Legal Fundamentals

Adoption 101: The Legal Fundamentals

  • Appealing A Criminal Conviction

    The legal system in America is robust, and a guilty verdict from a district court is usually not the final judgment. The law allows the guilty party to appeal to a higher court. The appeal can be filed in multiple courts until it gets to the Supreme Court, the highest and final court. However, a criminal appeal is not a second trial. It has unique procedures and objectives, differentiating it from the initial trial.

  • 3 Questions To Thoroughly Consider Before Filing For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Most bankruptcy lawyers offer one free consultation visit to people who need financial relief and are considering bankruptcy as a way out. Attending a meeting like this can help you get the answers you need to make an informed decision about filing. After you attend this appointment, here are three questions to ask yourself before you go through with filing. Is There Another Way Out? The first question to thoroughly consider is whether there is another way out of your debt.

  • How To Respond To A Proposed Tax Bill Adjustment

    Letters from the IRS or similar state and local agencies rarely have a friendly tone. They're frequently thick documents that utilize obscure language to make you feel defenseless. One of the scariest versions of these types of letters are notices of proposed adjustments. They look like bills, and they're 100% official. What are you supposed to do about them? Give the Proposal a Good Read You're probably not going to fully understand what the government is even upset about on your first read.

  • Did You Earn A Degree While Married? Be Prepared To Share Its Value In The Divorce

    Did you earn a professional degree while you were married? If so, now that you're divorcing, you may find out that you owe more than just student loans on that degree—you may owe your ex-spouse as well. Here's what you should know about divorce and degrees. Your Degree Is A Marital Asset While state laws vary, your degree is a marital asset no matter where you live and the court is probably going to treat it as such.

  • Five Steps To Take When Your Child Is Injured By A Toy

    Children and curiosity can often lead to an injury involving toys, action figures, and outdoor activities. If your child suffered an injury because of a toy, there are many steps to take to ensure the child recovers. Sometimes, it's not the child's fault, but the manufacturing of the toy that caused the problem. After your child's injury is treated, there are five steps to take so the child is protected and possibly compensated for the emotional and physical damages.

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Adoption 101: The Legal Fundamentals

If you've decided that you want to adopt a child, the first thing you should do is reach out to a family law attorney. While it may not seem logical to get an attorney involved from the start, it's important that you protect yourself legally from the beginning. After making the decision to adopt, I have been through the process several times. I created this site to help other adoptive parents understand what they can expect from the entire process, including the legal support you're likely to need. I hope this information helps you feel more confident in this major life decision.