Florida Attorney Manages the Legal Aspects of Adoption
Florida lawyer focused on building families
Ms. Franklin helps clients with the following areas of adoption:
- Termination of parental rights
- Putative Father Registry
- Relative adoptions
- Stepparent adoptions
At the Law Office of Patricia Lynch Franklin, P.A. your Step Parent or Relative Adoption will be handled with the utmost skill and care. If you need help with a Step Parent or Relative Adoption, Attorney Franklin is ready to guide you through the process, step by step so you can focus on your new family member.
Careful approach to the termination of parental rights
Stories abound about birth parents challenging an adoption after it is finalized. These well-publicized news accounts reflect a real fear for adoptive parents. The suffering associated with a badly handled adoption affects everybody involved — the adoptive parents, the birth parents and the children who are caught in the middle. Ms. Franklin ensures that both the birth and adoptive parents’ rights are respected so that the end result is a final adoption that will withstand challenge. Ms. Franklin ensures that the birth parent’s surrender and consent to the adoption is entered into freely and voluntarily to avoid claims of fraud, duress, and coercion that can provide grounds for restoring a birth parent’s rights.
Overcoming a biological father’s resistance to an adoption
Fathers who are active in their children’s lives are generally opposed to adoption, whereas uninterested fathers are usually content to surrender parental rights voluntarily to be free from support obligations. Under certain egregious circumstances such as abandonment, abuse, or incarceration a court may terminate a father’s parental rights. Severing the parent-child relationship must be in the best interests of the child. Ms. Franklin takes all necessary steps to identify fathers and obtain their consent, or, when necessary and proper, litigate the matter of the father’s rights and the best interest of the child.
Contact a skilled Florida adoption attorney
Adoption has the potential to bring your family great joy, but only if you overcome legal impediments. At Law Office of Patricia Lynch Franklin, P.A. in Sebring, Florida, Ms. Franklin provides dependable legal services for step-parent and relative adoptions. Call 863-304-8016 or contact my office online to schedule a consultation.