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What Is A Guardian Ad Litem For A Stepparent Adoption?

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In almost every stepparent adoption case where the absent biological parent refuses to agree to the adoption and it can be proven that he/she has legally abandoned the minor child, a guardian ad litem will be appointed.

What is a guardian ad litem?

A guardian ad litem is an attorney appointed by the judge…

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What Is A Trust?

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Some families benefit from establishing a trust in addition to their other estate planning documents.

WHAT IS A TRUST?

Think of a trust as a holding device or a crockpot; and in that crockpot, you can add various types of property such as your life insurance policy, your…

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What Is The Cost Of A Domestic Adoption?

 

 

How much does it cost to adopt a child for a domestic adoption in the U.S.?

First, it's important to understand that there are two types of domestic adoptions: there are agency domestic adoptions, and there are private domestic adoptions. An agency domestic adoption occurs when an adoptive couple who is hoping to adopt a child hire an agency to help them connect with an expectant mother. A private domestic adoption simply means that instead of utilizing an adoption…

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What Is The Mother’s Role In The Stepparent Adoption Process?

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In the stepparent adoption process, everyone that is a part of the family has a role to play. This includes the biological parent the child…

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What Is The Stepparent Adoption Process In Nebraska?

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Stepparent adoption is the most common form of adoption, and for good reason too. We’re fortunate…

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Why do I need an Estate plan?

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An estate plan involves the thoughtful transfer of your assets during your life and/or at death. It is highly recommended for several reasons. Some non-tax reasons include:

  • naming your beneficiaries (those you are giving your property to),
  • deciding how much, when, and under what circumstances beneficiaries will inherit,
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Why You Should Adopt Your Stepchild

Adopting a child is a beautiful way to build a family and provide love, stability, and support to a child in need. While the most common form of adoption is when a child is placed with non-biological parents, there is another form that is often overlooked but equally important and impactful – stepparent adoption.

Stepparent adoption occurs when a person marries or enters into a long-term relationship with a parent who already has a child or children from a previous relationship. Through the legal process of stepparent adoption,…

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Your 401K, Life Insurance And Your Will

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If you have set up a 401K, a life insurance policy, and/or an IRA account, how do these affect with your Last Will and Testament? It helps to understand what type of property you Will deposes of upon your death.

What Property Does Your Will Distribute Upon Death?

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