stepmom and child

Families form in many ways in today’s world. Relationships between siblings these days are more varied than ever before with marriage, divorce and adoption. This can lead to many legal questions regarding family and relative issues. As a family law firm who offers divorce, child custody, and adoption services, here are some situations we have…

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temporary custody with a grandparent

For most, being a grandparent is fun and stress-free. However, when we see our children are not providing a safe or quality life for our grandchildren, it is heartbreaking and stressful. As a parent, you know the bond you have with your children and them with you. As a grandparent, you want what is best…

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DNA testing fatherhood

There was a time, not too long ago, when determining paternity cost thousands of dollars. Now for less than $100 families all over the world are discovering hidden truths. Sometimes new connections bring joy, other times, broken hearts. When you discover that you are not the biological father of a child you love and are…

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Adoption Lawyers 111221

Reaching the decision to adopt is just the beginning of the process. Once you choose to proceed with adoption, finding others to partner with you throughout the process, such as an adoption attorney, can feel like an overwhelming task. There are many adoption attorneys serving Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, and the surrounding areas who could help…

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Adoption Attorneys 102921

There are many different types of adoption. Private adoption, familial adoption, and adoption through foster care are all common. November is National Adoption Month, so we thought we would answer some of the more frequently asked questions we get as adoption attorneys. Who Can Adopt? In Pinellas County and all of Florida, adoption is an…

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Adoption Attorneys 111920

When you are a birth parent, it may seem difficult at times to find answers for your questions related to adoption. As experienced adoption attorneys, we thought we would provide an overview of some common questions and our answers. What Expenses Will the Adoptive Parents Cover? Because every situation is different, it is hard to…

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Adoption-Lawyer-111120

If you are considering adoption as a means to grow your family, know that there are many paths available to you. Whichever path you choose, it is advisable to work with a lawyer who has adoption experience throughout the process. The Home Study Requirement Every adoption nationwide requires the successful completion of a home study.…

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Grandchild Adoption 061620

No parent expects to be in a position where they need to adopt their grandchild, however, it does happen. Sometimes the welfare of the child is drawn into question, and this can lead parenting grandparents to wonder whether grandchild adoption may be in the best interest of all family members. In other situations, it may…

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Divorce Attorney

It is true that Wagstaff Law Office handles divorce settlements for our clients, but we also offer many other services. Sometimes families come to us with exciting news of a pending adoption; other times a parent or relative approaches us with a request for assistance with a custody issue. Whether you are choosing a divorce…

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Private Adoption

If you are hoping to grow your family through adoption, you may wonder whether you should work with an agency, try to find a birth mother yourself for a private adoption, or go through the foster system. No matter which route you choose, an adoption attorney will be involved in the process. Finding an attorney…

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