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
- 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.