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Leesburg, Florida, Adoption Attorney Services

Leesburg, Florida, Adopti…

Offices in Leesburg, Helping Parents and Children Throughout Central Florida

Under Florida law, it is preferable for children to have the active care and support of two parents. When a child's natural parents are not able to fulfill both parental roles, adoption may be a way to provide the child with those parental relationships.

I am Jody L. Fisher, and as a family law attorney devoted to the well-being of children, I am happy to help clients solidify their families through the process of adoption. Contact me to schedule a consultation and learn how I can help you fulfill your adoption wishes.

Stepparent Adoption and Florida Joint Management Conservatorship for Same-Sex Partners

Legal Recognition for Supportive Families

Adoption is a procedure where the rights and responsibilities that normally belong to a child's natural parent are transferred from that parent to someone else.

One of the most common forms of adoption is stepparent adoption. This option is typically pursued where only one of a child's parents is really involved in the child's life, and that parent's spouse acts as a second parent and wants to legally formalize that relationship. This can be done with the consent of the other birth parent or through a contested legal proceeding.

I can also help same-sex partners and other nontraditional families pursue the Florida legal option of joint managing conservatorship (JMC). This process allows an individual who is not a child's legal parent to share in parenting rights and responsibilities such as educational and health care decisions.

Adoption allows a child to have a legal relationship with the people who actually care for and support that child. I welcome you to contact me to work with a lawyer who is devoted to helping families adopt. Call 352-241-0391, email info@attorney-fisher.com, or complete our online information form.

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