Adult Adoption Lawyers

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Most Common Family Law Issues:

What is an Adult Adoption?

An adult adoption is the adoption of any person who is 18 years of age or older.  California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are a few of the states that allow adult adoptions.  In contrast, Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Michigan, Nebraska and Ohio prohibit adult adoptions.

Should I Adopt an Adult?

There are different reasons to adopt an adult: 

There may be difficulties for some adult adoptions: 

How Do I Adopt an Adult?

The specific rules for adoptions vary from state to state. Generally, however, the following must occur: 

Do I Need a Lawyer to Adopt an Adult?

Petitions to adopt are complicated to prepare.  A family law attorney is familiar with the adoption laws of your state and can help you properly fulfill the petition requirements.

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Last Modified: 04-08-2014 02:19 PM PDT

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