Assisting Clients with Adult Adoptions in Florida

Jacksonville Adoption Lawyers Bringing Families Together

At Owenby Law, P.A., our family law lawyers offer a variety of services, including adult adoptions. Most area residents have never heard of adult adoptions, let alone considered being party to one, but a greater number of adults are exercising this option to legally solidify family ties.

Through adult adoption, individuals can elect to create a legally valid parental relationship. Unlike adopting a minor, the legal requirements are mess less stringent, making this an attractive choice for parents who were unable to qualify for child adoption.

Interested in adult adoption? Schedule a Free Initial Consultation online or call (904) 770-3141!

When Do Adult Adoptions Make Sense?

Naturally, adult adoptions do not make sense for everyone. In cases where parentless individuals come of age, however, it may be an option that they want to consider-particularly if they plan to have children of their own and want to provide an extended family for them. An adult adoption is a legally binding contract, agreed to by both the adopted adult and the parent or parents. Although a new birth certificate is issued by the state, it is not necessary for the adopted adult to take the name of the parents. In fact, in most cases, the adoption does not oblige either party to be responsible for the other in any way.

However, the following legal ramifications could result from an adult adoption:

  • In matters of where no succession of guardianship has been established for a minor grandchild or an adult who becomes incapacitated, the adoption may carry weight during guardianship proceedings.
  • The adoption could factor into the probating of an estate where there is no legally valid will.

Have Concerns? Discuss Them with Our Jacksonville Family Lawyers.

If you are an adult who is seeking to formalize the bond that you have with a parental figure, you may want to consider adult adoption. Our legal team can help you understand the process and guide you through its completion. If you have any concern about how an adult adoption can affect your legal rights, we would be happy to supply you with the information you need.

Contact our office to speak with one of our Jacksonville adoption attorneys.