Grow Your Family Through Adoption
Seek Legal Help from Our Skilled Family Lawyer
Growing a family through adoption is an exciting and emotional process.
In the state of Iowa, there are several requirements that must be filled
in order for an adoption to be legal. First, only married couples (heterosexual
or same-sex) are legally allowed to adopt. Secondly, anyone can be adopted,
but any person above the age of 14 must give his or her consent in order
for the adoption to take place. Finally, the adoptee must live in the
prospective new home for at least 180 days before the adoption is completed.
Once these requirements have been met and all of the required paperwork
has been submitted and accepted, the court can finalize the adoption.
Our Des Moines family law attorney provides legal guidance through the
following types of adoptions:
- Domestic adoptions
- International adoptions
- Stepparent adoptions
Is it Important to Hire a Des Moines Adoption Attorney?
Without legal assistance, the adoption process and paperwork can become
confusing and complex. When seeking to adopt, it is incredibly important
to plan ahead in order to thoroughly and adequately address every detail
of the process.
At Hill Law Firm, we sit down with our clients to discuss every aspect
of adoption in order to provide each client with the information that
he or she needs to make the best decisions for his or her family. We complete
all of the necessary paperwork on your behalf and will represent you and
advocate for you throughout the adoption hearings. By retaining our firm
as their attorney, our clients can rest assured that every aspect of the
legal process can be well taken care of.
24/7 Availability Throughout the Adoption Process
Licensed in both Iowa and Texas, our Des Moines family lawyer has more
than 30 years of experience as a litigation attorney in addition to his
eight years in practice as a family lawyer, and is available any time
to help answer your questions and concerns.
Call our office today
at (515) 599-6160 to schedule a free consultation.