Rule Of Right, Not Might
Adoption Lawyers In Lake County, Indiana
When it comes high emotions and high stakes in law cases, it is hard to beat the area of family law. Because our families are so important to us, it is understandably difficult to face the possibility of something disrupting them. This is perhaps especially true when it comes to adoption. Adoption is a legally binding parental relationship existing between an adult and a child. In fact, once the process of adoption has been completed, adoptive parents’ relationships with their children are legally the same as those between biological parents and children.
Ideally, adoption would be a straightforward process that worked to create families that were in the best interests of the child in question. In reality, of course, that is not always how things work out. In fact, adoption is probably one of the most complicated areas of the law and requires experienced family law attorneys who have spent a lot of time in family court working on adoption cases. The last thing you want to experience is an adoption that abruptly fails after you have dedicated months of your life to preparation and planning. In order to help avoid tragic situations like the one mentioned above, you should hire an adoption attorney to handle your case.
At Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, we understand that family law can be a rough area of the legal system to navigate and that adoptions can be particularly complex. That is why we are proud to offer you attorneys who have specialized in adoption cases. Our experienced team can handle your case and ensure that your adoption is completed successfully and legally soundly. We work hard so that you can move on with your new family and put the stressful adoption experience behind you. We like to see our clients move on from the frustration and just enjoy their time with their children.
One of the most difficult things about adoption law is probably that the laws tend to vary from state to state. That means that something that is true in Michigan, for example, might not be true in Indiana. It is important to find an adoption attorney who is experienced in the specific state in question, in other words, to avoid potential pitfalls. In Maryland, for example, birth parents are granted 30 days to reverse their consent to an adoption; however, they might be able to further disrupt the process if they can prove that their consent was in some way not legally binding. Does that sound a bit complicated? Well, that is because it is complicated. It’s even more complicated in other states, and there are many issues to keep in mind.
When you are looking at completing an adoption, whether you are the birth parent or the individual hoping to adopt, you need an experienced lawyer who understands the laws in question and can help ensure that the adoption process goes smoothly. This includes doing things like ensuring that all of the relevant information is submitted to the courts on time so that the hearings are not delayed or rescheduled. Additionally, you might have to submit to various interviews and inspections, including a home inspection, depending upon the location of the adoption and your specific circumstances. An attorney can help you set those up as well as ensure that the results are submitted on time.
Experienced Adoption Lawyers
At Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, we understand just how overwhelming the adoption process can be. This is especially true if you are adopting for the first time, and are not sure how to go about the process. Adoptions can take a long time and become incredibly complicated, which is of course not an ideal situation for anyone. To avoid this, and to help ensure that the adoption in question is completed smoothly and quickly, you really do need to hire an adoption attorney with plenty of experience and know-how. They can help you build a strong case and ensure that everything is done on time so that you can focus on welcoming the new member of your family rather than thinking about yet another upcoming court date.
With the attorneys of Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, you receive an attorney experienced in adoption law – one who will work hard to ensure that your needs are met and that your case is completed as quickly and easily as possible. For more information about how an adoption attorney can help you, reach out to Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, today by calling 219-865-0002 or emailing. Ask us about our consultations, and speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today to determine how to best proceed with your case.
Help For Legal Issues Affecting You And Your Family
Calling an attorney is not always easy. Many people who call an attorney for help are calling because something has gone wrong in their life and they need legal guidance. At Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, we understand that you are facing a difficult challenge, and we are here to help. We practice several areas of law that affect regular people and their families. Our major focus is on criminal defense and family law, but we also help people with estate planning issues, real estate and personal injury.
Criminal Cases Have Much At Stake
Perhaps no other area of law has higher stakes than criminal cases. Our goal is to make sure that you are treated fairly by the judicial system and to reach the best possible outcome for you. Funk & Wendlinger’s criminal law practice concentrates on the following areas:
- CDL & trucking violations
- Driver’s license suspension
- Drug offenses
- DUI/OWI and other traffic offenses
- Expungement/record clearing
- Juvenile crimes
Family Law Is About Protecting What Is Most Important
We also dedicate a large area of our practice to family law matters. These issues go beyond divorce, but all of them mean a major change for your family’s future. We can help you with:
- Child custody/parenting time
- Child support and enforcement
- Divorce & legal separation
- Domestic violence
- Pre- & postnuptial agreements
- Property division and alimony/spousal maintenance
Meeting Your Family’s Legal Needs
Funk & Wendlinger strives to meet all of your family’s legal needs. Although we spend the majority of our caseload on the above practice areas, we do handle other matters. We can help you and your family if you are dealing with a personal injury matter, need assistance creating an estate plan or need advice regarding a real estate issue.