If you are considering a private adoption, working with an experienced Long Island adoption attorney is a must. Your attorney becomes an indispensable ally during the adoption process, helping matters proceed smoothly and ensuring that your family has the best possible foundation on which to launch its future.
For parents who are considering their first adoption, however, knowing what to look for in an experienced attorney can be confusing at first. Here are several tips for choosing an adoption attorney:
- Start early. The sooner you begin your search for an adoption attorney, the sooner you gain the benefit of your attorney’s insight and support. You’ll be able to make key decisions with legal advice in mind in order to facilitate the adoption process.
- Ask about the firm’s experience with independent adoptions. Learn all you can about what types of adoption-related services the attorney offers. Ask about the attorney’s experience with prior adoption proceedings. Choose an attorney with experience handling independent adoptions specifically.
- Ask questions and share your concerns. The best attorney for you is one whose skills meet your needs and one whom you trust. Make a list of your most pressing questions about the adoption you’re considering, and be willing to bring up your biggest concerns. Listen to the attorney’s responses, and trust your instincts to guide you in choosing someone you can work well with throughout the process.
- Understand your attorney’s fees and charges. Ask about fees and costs, and how these will be structured. Make sure they fit within your budget and that you are clear on when payments may be due.
At the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC, we value clients’ time and money and provide them high quality legal representation from start to finish. Contact our office today for a free consultation.