Step-Parent & Relative Adoption Lawyer Dallas
Adoption is normally a joyous occasion for parents and children who thereby form new “forever” families. It is also a formal procedure that must be properly handled to ensure a solid and irreversible legal relationship. Termination of the parental rights of any living biological parents is a vital part of the process.
North Texas family law attorney Paula Lock Smyth applies her extensive family law experience to step-parent adoptions and adoptions by other relatives such as aunts, uncles, cousins, or older brothers or sisters.
Schedule a consultation to discuss your family’s circumstances learn about relevant issues such as:
- Fathers’ rights
- Termination of parental rights
- Home study requirements
- Court hearings
- Adoption certificates
- Amendments to birth certificates
Attorney Paula Lock in Dallas is known as a knowledgeable, caring and cost-effective attorney and counselor, as well as an accomplished mediator and collaborative lawyer. Paula Lock Smyth Law Offices, offers a multi-faceted family law practice, serving clients who need legal help with premarital agreements, divorce, custody, visitation, child support, name changes, paternity, termination of parental rights, and step-parent adoptions. Attorney Paula Lock often serves as a guardian ad litem, and she also provides probate, wills and guardianship services.