Are You Divorcing with an Adopted Child?
Caring Jacksonville Family Law Attorneys
The Jacksonville divorce attorneys of Owenby Law, P.A. provide a number
of services to our clients in Duval County, including representation in the
adoption process. Naturally, our staff of lawyers recognizes just how difficult
it is when a married couple who once worked so hard together adopt a child
realize that it is now time to file for divorce.
Fortunately, adoptive parents who divorce have the same rights as natural
parents in regard to:
If you are the parent of an adopted minor and are seeking a divorce in
North Florida, turn to our firm for caring and skilled legal assistance.
We will provide you with the compassionate and personalized legal attention
you need and deserve during this life-changing moment in your life.
If you or your spouse is in the military, the circumstances may be different
than what is mentioned below. However, the attorneys at Owenby Law, P.A.
have experience handling cases involving
military divorce as well.
Ready to talk about your case? Call (904) 770-3141 for a free case evaluation.
Divorcing With an Adopted Child in Florida
As was previously mentioned, in the state of Florida, the legal rights
of adopted parents match those of natural parents in and after a
divorce. That does not mean, however, that an adopted child—particularly
one who is aware that he or she is adopted—may react differently
to a dissolution of marriage than a child who was naturally born to the
divorcing spouses. For this reason, our legal team will often encourage
our clients to speak to a counselor about the emotional and psychological
needs of their children during this emotionally tumultuous time. While
this is an excellent way for any parent to approach divorce with any child,
it becomes essential in instances where a child is aware that he or she
Looking for Assistance? Turn to Owenby Law, P.A.!
We at Owenby Law, P.A. pride ourselves on our legal knowledge and compassionate
service to our clients. The dissolution of a marriage can be difficult
for all of the parties concerned, but adopted children can have a particularly
hard time during a divorce. Let a divorce lawyer in Jacksonville help
you address this sensitive situation and provide you with the resources
you need to help your family transition through divorce.
If you have any questions about the legal issues involved in adopting a
child, or concerns about how your divorce will affect an existing adoption, please give us a call today.