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Divorcing with an Adopted Child

Are You Divorcing with an Adopted Child?

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 lawyers recognize 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 initial case evaluation.

Florida Laws Regarding Custody of Adopted Children

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 is adopted.

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.

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