ANCHORAGE ADOPTION ATTORNEYS
Adopting a child is a rewarding and exciting experience. From preparing your home to adding a new addition to your family and preparing for schooling, knowing the court procedures and filings required for a legal adoption are imperative.
While most adoption cases generally have happy endings, other adoption cases are mired in obstacles. In some circumstances, the adoption could be contested. When adoption is contested, a Form 416 is filed, also known as an objection to adoption. In this form, the reason for objecting to the adoption is clearly laid out and the party’s relationship to the child is stated. During the hearing, a judge will hear the reasons for the objection and determine if the objection has merit.
In other cases, an affidavit of reasonable investigation is filed. During this process, if there are concerns for the child’s safety, an investigation is ordered and the adoption is temporary halted. If its determined that the child is in peril or danger, the adoption does not take place.
Where adoption is agreed upon by all material parties, a Form 415 is filed, also known as “Adoption Consent” and the details of all parties involved are listed on the consent form. The form requires the party who is consenting to outline legal rights and custody, along with visitation privileges, and other material facts. Regardless of what the consenting party states on a form, a judge reviews the form in a hearing where parties are present.
At the Law Office of Dattan Scott Dattan, we have been representing families in adoption proceedings for more than 25 years. Schedule a consultation to learn more about how we can help you in your unique situation.
To schedule a confidential consultation with the Anchorage adoption lawyers at the Law Office of Dattan Scott Dattan, call our office at 888-354-5072 or complete our online contact form. Our firm has provided exceptional representation and guidance to clients throughout Alaska in a wide range of family law matters.
Alaska Private Adoption Lawyer
No matter what type of adoption you are seeking, it is wise to discuss the matter with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. We can guide you through the process of:
- Private adoption
- International adoption
- Stepparent adoption
Clients rely on our depth of legal knowledge and our ability to answer challenging questions about the obstacles they might face. Typically, the most challenging aspect of adoption is the termination of parental rights. In situations such as stepparent adoption, we must have documentation signed by the biological parent relinquishing all rights to the child. Through our history, we have handled these matters with efficiency and professionalism. Count on us to get you through this process so you can begin your new life.
Contact Our Office To Speak With An Adoption Attorney
We offer a private consultation to every client. To arrange a meeting with an experienced Anchorage family law attorney, contact us by email or call our office at (907) 276-8008. We accept all major credit cards.