Step-Parent & Relative Adoption Lawyer Dallas

Adoption is normally a joyous occasion for parents and children who thereby form new "forever" families. It is also a formal procedure that must be properly handled to ensure a solid and irreversible legal relationship. Termination of the parental rights of any living biological parents is a vital part of the process.

Contact an experienced family lawyer to discuss the steps involved in a step-parent adoption or an adoption by grandparents or other family members.

North Texas family law attorney Paula Lock Smyth applies her extensive family law experience to step-parent adoptions and adoptions by other relatives such as aunts, uncles, cousins, or older brothers or sisters.

Schedule a consultation to discuss your family's circumstances learn about relevant issues such as:

  • Parentage/paternity
  • Fathers' rights
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Home study requirements
  • Court hearings
  • Adoption certificates
  • Amendments to birth certificates

Attorney Paula Lock in Dallas is known as a knowledgeable, caring and cost-effective attorney and counselor, as well as an accomplished mediator and collaborative lawyer. Paula Lock Smyth Law Offices, offers a multi-faceted family law practice, serving clients who need legal help with premarital agreements, divorce, custody, visitation, child support, name changes, paternity, termination of parental rights, and step-parent adoptions. Attorney Paula Lock often serves as a guardian ad litem, and she also provides probate, wills and guardianship services.

Contact An Adoption Lawyer Serving Dallas And The Surrounding Areas

Contact Paula Lock Smyth Law Offices to schedule a consultation regarding step-parent or relative adoption in Texas.