The Adoption Law Handbook: Practice, Resources, and Forms for Family Law Professionals, Second Edition

    By Jennifer Fairfax

    The Adoption Law Handbook: Practice, Resources, and Forms for Family Law Professionals, Second Edition

    The Adoption Law Handbook: Practice, Resources, and Forms for Family Law Professionals, Second Edition

    By Jennifer Fairfax

    When handling an adoption case, the family lawyer guides the client through the types of adoptions, determining the applicable laws for an adoption to ensure that it can be legally finalized in that jurisdiction. Now updated, this useful desk reference explains the fundamentals of adoption law and provides detailed information, advice on client consultations, practical guidance for each step in the legal process, and sample forms.

    See Table of Contents under "Read More" section.

    The Adoption Law Handbook: Practice, Resources, and Forms for Family Law Professionals, Second Edition

    By Jennifer Fairfax

    The Adoption Law Handbook: Practice, Resources, and Forms for Family Law Professionals, Second Edition

    The Adoption Law Handbook: Practice, Resources, and Forms for Family Law Professionals, Second Edition

    By Jennifer Fairfax

    When handling an adoption case, the family lawyer guides the client through the types of adoptions, determining the applicable laws for an adoption to ensure that it can be legally finalized in that jurisdiction. Now updated, this useful desk reference explains the fundamentals of adoption law and provides detailed information, advice on client consultations, practical guidance for each step in the legal process, and sample forms.

    See Table of Contents under "Read More" section.

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    Adoption is a process that can require both time and patience. In handling an adoption case, the family lawyer guides the client through the different types of adoptions, identify and determine the applicable laws for a particular adoption, to ensure they can legally finalize the adoption in a proper jurisdiction.

    The Adoption Law Handbook, now completely updated, is a concise, accessible resource that explains all aspects of handling an adoption case. Jennifer Fairfax, an experienced family lawyer whose practice is focused on adoption and reproduction law, provides the fundamentals of the process, in-depth information on specific topics, advice on client intake and consultations, practical guidance for each step in the legal process, and an array of sample forms. For ease of reference, each chapter concludes with valuable summary points.

    The primary types of adoption are covered: domestic private/independent adoptions, domestic agency adoptions, and international adoptions. It spans the full range of legal issues impacting each type of adoption, including Hague, ICPC, ICWA, special needs adoptions and how to get the client from intake to finalization. The author also covers critical aspects of each type of adoption, differences in approaches and emerging laws on adoption, and discussion of the law involving gay and lesbian parents.

    Table of Contents
    Chapter 1: Adoption Overview
    Chapter 2: Client Intake, Advice, and Consultations
    Chapter 3: Home Study
    Chapter 4: Domestic Private Agency Adoption
    Chapter 5: Public Agency Adoptions
    Chapter 6: Independent Adoption
    Chapter 7: Interstate Compact on Placement of Children
    Chapter 8: Biological Fathers
    Chapter 9: Consent, Relinquishment, and Termination of Parental Rights
    Chapter 10: Second-Parent and Co-Parent Adoptions
    Chapter 11: Post-Adoption Contact Agreements
    Chapter 12: Indian Child Welfare Act
    Chapter 13: Stepparent Adoptions
    Chapter 14: Cost and Financing
    Chapter 15: Adult Adoption
    Chapter 16: Open Adoption Records
    Chapter 17: Disruption
    Chapter 18: Failure of Disclosure and Tort of Wrongful Adoption
    Chapter 19: Intercountry or International Adoption
    Appendices A through L
    Internet and Adoption Resources
    The Adoption Lawyer’s Library
    Recommended Reading for Clients
    Index

    Product Details

    Sponsors

    Section of Family Law

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781641052870

    Page Count

    575

    Product Code

    5130232

    Trim Size

    6 x 9 Paperback

    Publication Date

    11/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Sponsors

    Section of Family Law

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781641052887

    Page Count

    575

    Product Code

    5130232EBK

    Trim Size

    6 x 9

    Publication Date

    11/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

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