Adoption is a great alternative for many grandparents and step-parents

Adoption is a great alternative for many grandparents and step-parents. Many grandparents and step-parents find themselves thrust into being a parent. Most relish the chance, but not everyone starts by considering adoption. Many adoption cases have come into our office recently. They all have one major thing in common – a parent who is missing. … Read more

Florida Disabled Kids Still Being Placed in Nursing Homes

A federal judge recently dismissed a case filed under the ADA to stop disabled kids from being placed in nursing homes in Florida. This is a travesty of justice. The ADA refers to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Passed in 1990, this act forbids discrimination against people with special needs. It is modeled after the … Read more

Child Adoptions in Florida

For many grandparents and stepparents in Florida, adoptions make the family whole. Florida courts recognize several different types of adoptions. Some involve the Department of Children and Families. These cases involve children who have been taken away from the parents. These parents are given a case plan, which is a set of tasks to improve their … Read more

Adoption by Stepparents

Stepparent adoption is a good option for many blended families. This is especially true when the other parent is not active with the kids. We see a lot of cases in which a child was born out of wedlock, and the mother (or father) is now married. Their new significant other is highly involved with … Read more

Family Lawyers – Your Counselor and Advocate

When Do You Need a Family Lawyer? What comes to your mind when you think of family law? Many would say divorce and/or the courtroom, but that’s the tip of the iceberg. It is natural for people to identify “family lawyers” as someone who only helps individuals get a divorce. Pictures are conjured of lawyers … Read more