Adoption Proceedings

Adoption Proceedings

Contested and Uncontested Adoptions

Knitting a family together through an adoption is often a joyful time. It can also be an intensive and contentious process. The attorneys at Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC can guide clients through both the exciting, as well as the potentially conflict-filled parts of the process.

Our adoption attorneys provide understanding and guidance to families dealing with all kinds of adoptions, including stepparent adoptions and grandparent or other family adoptions. We provide assistance with both contested and uncontested adoptions at our office in Pennington, New Jersey for clients living throughout New Jersey including Mercer County, Somerset County, Hunterdon County, Middlesex County and Burlington County.

Stepparent Adoption Attorneys

Often, a stepparent adoption occurs when a man or woman with a child from a previous relationship gets remarried. If the child has little or no contact with the biological parent, the child looks to the stepparent as the primary parent. The family may want to give this relationship legal recognition through adoption.

Adoption in these circumstances may be uncontested if the biological parent agrees to give up his or her parental rights and be relieved of any continuing child support obligations. In other situations, the biological parent contests the adoption.

The attorneys at Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC have experience with both contested and uncontested adoptions. We understand the complex procedural requirements for both types of adoption, and we have the knowledge and experience to handle contested adoption through litigation.

In a contested adoption, our lawyers understand how to use expert testimony to advance your case and to ensure that the proper steps are taken throughout the process.

Assistance for All Types of Adoptions

Whether clients  considering a stepparent adoption, an adoption through an agency or another kind of adoption, the attorneys at our law firm can provide compassionate, knowledgeable counsel about the process. Schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer at our law firm by calling us at 609-730-3850 or contact us online.