Adoption and Guardianship

There are times in our lives where we are vulnerable and need assistance. The law can provide great strength in creating and fashioning a legal outcome to protect you and provide for you when given the right guidance. Adoption and Guardianship matters are often times of high stress and anxiety with great consequences on the line. Solid guidance and effective use of the Probate Code allows Step-Parents the ability to adopt a Step-Child, creating a legal bond that reinforces the familial bond. It allows Parents to adopt a child locally or internationally, then reinforce their legal strengths and protections as if that child were their biological child.

Jansen Law has helped multiple families adopt internationally and locally. We have assisted in adoptions that were started as a result of Child Services actions as well. If you have a question or concern about adopting a child, contact our office for more information and we will meet with you to discuss your options. In most cases, a reasonable flat fee arrangement is made so there are no surprises waiting for you after engagement of our services.

We typically file all of our adoptions in Noble County as is allowed by law. Absent conflict, it is likely you would only appear once in Court, the day of the adoption. Most adoptions are able to be completed within 4 months, however, an adoption arising out of an action with the Department of Child Services typically lasts much longer.

Guardianships are a great way to provide safety and security to a child while their parents negotiate tough times. Preserving parental rights is important for many children and their parents but a safe and healthy home take priority. We can assist in preparing and filing Guardianship matters for minor children in times of need.

Multiple adults are in need of guardianships as well due to physical or emotional disabilities. Having a Guardian that can assist with finances or look out for the incapacitated person is essential in creating a healthy community and provides that incapacitated person great comfort and feelings of security. Jansen Law can assist you and your family with all of these matters.

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