Is Adoption Permanent? Can I Reverse Adoption?

Invalidating or Reverse Adoption An adoption can be considered a “forever decision” in that, once finalized and approved, it is nearly impossible to undo and reverse the adoption. An order granting an adoption is usually the result of a months’ long – if not years’ long – process, but such an order can provide much-needed […]
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Step-Parent Adoption

Bringing the Stepparent Into the Family Law Case When a stepparent has made a significant bond with his or her stepchild, it is quite common for that stepparent to want to adopt the stepchild. Adoption is a significant legal procedure in which the stepparent becomes a legal parent to the child, with all the rights […]
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Don't say the wrong thing at your custody hearing

Three Things NOT to Say During Your Child Custody Hearing

Introduction Most judges understand the importance of child custody hearings, but do not enjoy conducting them. This is because these hearings often devolve into two parents accusing each other of bad behavior and harmful habits and touting themselves as being the better parent. Even though such hearings are supposed to be about the best interest […]
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