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Intrafamily Adoption

Experienced Lawyers Helping Grandparents and Stepparents With Intra-family Adoptions

Stepparent adoption and grandparent adoption are often referred to as intra-family adoptions, meaning adoption of a child by a legal relative. Many of these cases require the consent of both biological parents or in some cases, the court's approval. It is important to hire a competent attorney to assist you with this very important process.

Relying on the guidance of an experienced attorney during the adoption process can help to reduce your worries and help the process progress as smoothly as possible.

At the law office of Brown Weimer LLC, in New Orleans, Louisiana, we work with stepparents, grandparents and other family members considering adopting a related child. Whether you are a stepparent wishing to legally complete your family or a grandparent who needs to be officially responsible for your grandchild's well-being, our experienced lawyers can help.

With more than 25 years of experience working with grandparent and stepparent adoption cases, we recognize the strong emotions involved in each unique situation. We offer both the personal and legal support you need to successfully attain your outcome goals. Contact us to arrange an initial consultation.

Adopting a Stepchild

It is very common for a stepparent to adopt the biological child or children of his or her spouse. Our firm can assist you in adopting that person that is already a part of your household.

Our firm has experience in consensual family adoptions and adoptions where one of the parents are either unavailable or unwilling to participate in the adoption. Contact us today so that we may assist you in starting the process of stepparent adoption.

Adopting a Grandchild

As a grandparent, you want what is best for your grandchild. Sometimes this means legally adopting your grandchild from his or her biological parents. Typically, a petition to adopt can be filed after the child has lived with you for six months or longer.

Similar to our experiences with stepparent adoption, our firm has experience in consensual grandparent adoptions and adoptions where the parents may be unavailable or unwilling to consent to the adoption.

Contact Brown Weimer LLC

If you are a family member who wishes to adopt a juvenile relative, contact Brown Weimer LLC, by calling (504) 561-8700.


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