If you decide to adopt a child, either in the UK or from overseas, having expert legal advice is vital. Mooney Everett Solicitors provides advice on all aspects of family law from our offices in Ormskirk.
The adoption process involves liaising with many people and organisations. This can include the child’s legal guardians, the local authority, social workers, school, healthcare professionals and, of course, the child if he or she is of sufficient age. If the child is being adopted from abroad there can be added complications.
During the process you will also need to make important decisions such as whether there is to be contact with birth relatives. As your adopted child joins your family, you may also want advice on changing a name.
Mooney Everett Solicitors has an expert family law team who can advise you on every step of the adoption process. Our specialist solicitors will talk you through your options, clearly outline timescales, and advise you on the essential considerations.
We can advise you on:
- applying for divorce;
- arrangements for your children;
- changing a name;
- civil partnership dissolution;
- collaborative law;
- domestic violence;
- agreeing to a financial settlement;
- making a cohabitation agreement; and
- making a prenuptial agreement.
At Mooney Everett we explain things in plain English, free of any jargon. We will discuss all the options with you, outlining the costs involved from the outset, and we make sure that you are kept informed regularly.