Adoption in Louisiana is a process that can be beneficial for all parties involved. A child needs a home where he or she can receive the love and care he or she needs, while adoptive parents are able to expand their family and enjoy the love and happiness a child can bring. However, sometimes there are legal complications related to adoption, and sometimes the adoption itself is contested. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel in over your head and don’t know where to turn for help, you may need the assistance of a legal professional.
For example, if you are facing a contested adoption, then you need someone who can help you prepare for the battle ahead and craft strong legal arguments. It’s critical to remember that in legal matters related to children in the family law context, a court will always put the best interest of the child first. Therefore, you will need to argue why your adopting of a child is better for him or her than the other party. This often requires acquiring and presenting evidence, including any therapist reports.
Yet, even in uncontested adoptions, you can run into legal snafus or fail to take advantage of much needed benefits. For example, as we have discussed previously on this blog, adoption subsidies may be available to help you offset the cost of adopting a child and caring for that child. These benefits do not automatically kick in, though, so you need to aggressively pursue them.
This may seem like a lot, and it is. But help is just around the corner. Dedicated legal teams, like the one at the Rowe & Manning Law Firm LLC, diligently work for their clients to ensure their family starts off on the right foot. Our legal team is experienced and competent, keeping our clients informed every step of the way so that they can make the decisions that they feel are in their family’s best interest.