Bringing a new child into your family is a big decision, but an exciting one. With so much changing, it is a good idea to seek counsel from an experienced lawyer who can guide you through the adoption process. Ronald Dobelstein can help you anticipate potential problems and can help things run smoothly from the moment you decide to adopt until your child comes home.
At Ronald E. Dobelstein, P.C., we bring 25 years of experience to represent clients in Alpharetta, Georgia, and the surrounding areas in adoptions and adoption-related matters. We structure stepparent adoptions, adult adoptions and adoptions by relatives — grandparents, aunts and other family members — who often step in to raise a child if the child's parents are unable or unwilling to do so for various reasons. These include remarriage, absenteeism, addiction or domestic violence.
Sometimes these adoptions are contested. We recognize that each situation is different, and represent both biological parents and adoptive parents in different cases, depending on the situation.
We also domesticate foreign adoptions. In most cases, international adoptions are finalized in the country of origin, meaning that your child is legally yours when you bring him or her back to the United States. However, it is generally best to domesticate your foreign adoption to ensure that your child is protected under Georgia law.
For many people, going to court is an intimidating experience. Going to court for an adoption does not have to be stressful. In the vast majority of uncontested adoption cases, things go incredibly smoothly for adoptive parents. At Ronald E. Dobelstein, P.C., we do our best to help things proceed quickly and to efficiently help achieve the best possible results.
In families, adoption is sometimes linked to issues of legitimation and paternity. We handle these matters as well.CONTACT A ROSWELL INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION ATTORNEY
For comprehensive legal counsel from an Alpharetta adoption attorney, please contact us at 770-408-7020 or toll free at 866-408-7020. The Alpharetta, Georgia, law office of Ronald E. Dobelstein, P.C., can provide you with skilled legal support during an adoption.