Adopting a child in Texas is a joyful event. With hope, it can be one of the few times that a family encounters the court system. In Montgomery County, Texas, the family courts are always happy to see a family grow and come together. It is one of the most exciting events to add a child to the family. The process and work necessary to complete an adoption can be complicated and frustrating, and the courts and the rules for adoption can contain hidden pitfalls that will delay or derail even very solid adoption cases. Jeredith Jones, Attorney at Law will represent you in your Montgomery County Adoption Case, Conroe Adoption Case, Woodlands Adoption Case, or in an adoption case in surrounding counties.
At Jeredith Jones, Attorney at law, we work closely with parents to help them achieve their goals in all family law matters, especially all types of adoptions. We work diligently to assure easy and clear documentation for the judge to review and for your family to rely upon when growing your family through adoption. In Montgomery County, Conroe, Woodforest, and Splendora, adoption and Family Law Lawyer Jeredith Jones will assist with your adoption case. It is important that an experienced family lawyer in Montgomery County, Conroe, Splendora, Woodforest, Willis, Montgomery, and Magnolia like Jeredith Jones is a necessary component to assist in alleviating the stress that can accompany an adoption case. We know how important your family is to you. We will be there to help ensure that your adoption proceeds smoothly. Montgomery County Adoption Lawyer Jeredith Jones is located in the heart of Downtown Conroe, Texas and is prepared and ready to assist in your adoption case.Termination of Parental Rights
Before any adoption may take place, a child must be legally free to be adopted and this occurs when the parental rights of the birth parents are legally terminated. A termination of parental rights occurs at the same or near the same time as the adoption or in some cases, it may occur before the filing of an adoption. In each case, Jeredith Jones, attorney at Law can address your needs in Montgomery County, Conroe, Woodforest, Spring, Willis and Splendora.
Termination of Parental Rights is easiest and the most clear when the birth parent signs an affidavit of relinquishment of parental rights. Jeredith Jones, Attorney at law is experienced with obtaining affidavits of relinquishment from a birth parent. Termination of Parental Rights cases may be filed by the person or people wishing to adopt a child, a state agency like Child Protective Services, or one of the birth parents and his or her new spouse.
In some cases, the birth parent or parents will not agree to relinquish his or her parental rights and in cases like these, it is important that an attorney be prepared to go to trial to ask the Judge or Jury to terminate the relationship between the parent and child. The primary issue in a termination case is whether the Parent has violated one of the provisions of the Texas Family Code that allows the Judge to terminate that parent’s rights. For a further discussion of involuntary termination of parental rights, see the page on Termination of Parental Rights under the Family Law Index. Montgomery County Termination and adoption lawyer Jeredith Jones has experience in representing clients on all sides of a termination and knows how difficult a process it can be. In addition, Jeredith Jones utilizes this experience to better represent each client in these types of cases.
Jeredith Jones, Attorney at Law, has experience going to trial to terminate a parent’s rights and seek an adoption of a child. She has tried a number of Involuntary Termination cases in Montgomery County, Texas with success and understands the intricate details that a judge would need to hear to terminate a parent’s rights. This type of termination is called a “Family Law Death Penalty” case and should not be attempted without great consideration for the impact of this decision on your family. In addition, an Involuntary Termination case that goes to trial is often extremely costly and time consuming for you and your family.Types of Adoptions
There are several types of adoptions in the State of Texas. Jeredith Jones, Attorney at Law, will take time to address your concerns and assist in determining what steps need to be taken in each situation. The Montgomery County Adoption attorney Jeredith Jones will diligently address each of your concerns to make the process as easy as possible.Step-Parent Adoption
In many instances, a Step-Parent will wish to adopt a child of their spouse and everyone wishes for the step parent to adopt the child. In these cases, the biological parent and spouse ask the court to grant the adoption. There are still necessary steps in a step parent adoption even if everyone agrees to the adoption. The prospective parents will be required to have their fingerprints taken, pay for a home study, attend court, and other necessary steps before the finalization of the adoption. In addition, there are some intricate decisions that need to be made during the time the case is pending. In many instances, the biological parent has been ordered in a previous court case to pay for child support. Once the termination and adoption is final, child support will no longer be ordered to be paid by the biological parent that previously owed child support under the previous order. Step parent adoption lawyer Jeredith Jones will work with all parties to assure that your concerns are addressed.
Montgomery County Adoption Attorney Jeredith Jones will work with you and your family to ensure your goals of building your family through adoption in Montgomery County, Conroe, Splendora, Woodforest, Magnolia, Montgomery, Willis, and surrounding areas.Adoption of a Child
The statement “it takes a village” is never more appropriate than when a parent, for any number of reasons, leaves a child with a relative, neighbor, or even stranger for the child to be raised and cared for by this generous, loving individual or family. In these cases, Child Protective Services may or may not have become involved with the placement of the child. Even when Child Protective Services does become involved, it is difficult for a person with no experience to understand the rules and regulations of Child Protective Services and what is expected of a person who is caring for a child or when this person needs to take matters into their own hands.