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Sarasota Adoption Lawyer

At the Law Offices of Tinley M. Rudd, Esq., we provide clients with carefully tailored advice regarding intra-family adoptions. Today’s family arrangements often involve nontraditional family structures in which grandparents serve as legal parents to children, as do uncles, aunts and other extended family members.

When adoption discussions intersect with divorce issues, our firm’s extensive experience in divorce provides adoption clients with the legal judgment they need to successfully navigate the interplay between divorce law, adoption and child custody matters. We can help our clients understand how either an adoption, a termination of parental rights or a 751 action, explained below, can promote the best interests of the child.

To make an appointment regarding your adoption concerns, please call us at 941-870-3977 or complete our contact form. We advise and represent clients throughout Sarasota and the surrounding communities.

Stepparent Adoption Attorney: Serving Sarasota County And The Surrounding Areas

Very often, when extended family members, including stepparents, only wish to have temporary custody to care for a child, our firm can provide them with what is called a 751 action. Under a 751 action, the family member can gain custody even if they do not want to adopt or if they in fact do not qualify to adopt.

During the adoption or 751 process, we utilize our practice of “compassionate advocacy,” and we promptly communicate with our clients. We realize that you need to know where your case stands, and we want to be accessible to you so we can minimize any worry or concerns.

Do you have questions about adoption in Florida? See our Adoption FAQ for answers to common questions.

Contact The Law Offices of Tinley M. Rudd, Esq.

We encourage you to schedule an initial consultation with our firm’s experienced adoption attorney. Please call us at 941-870-3977 or complete our contact form to make an appointment. All communications between our firm and any potential clients remain entirely confidential.