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Lucrece Bundy, esq.
May 5, 2022

Fathers’ Rights In Stepparent Adoptions

The most frustrating part of the stepparent adoption process sometimes is understanding the rights of the absent biological parent, especially when the mother and father were never married. Fortunately, or unfortunately (depending on what side of the adoption you are on), absent parents who were not married still have rights to their children and those… Continue reading Fathers’ Rights In Stepparent Adoptions

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 29, 2022

The Secret to Adopting Successfully Within a Year

If you’re watching this, you’re probably thinking I want to adopt a child. But how do I do it successfully? So starting the adoption process is half the battle. But adopting successfully is a whole other story, right? I wanted to make this video because I’ve talked to you a lot about adoptions, tips on… Continue reading The Secret to Adopting Successfully Within a Year

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 20, 2022

The REAL Reason You Can’t Choose Who to Adopt Internationally…

If you are looking into international adoption, then stick around because in this video, I’m going to answer the question: Do you get to choose who you adopt when adopting internationally? Now this is a question that most folks have, whether they’re adopting domestically or internationally. There are questions such as “Do I get to… Continue reading The REAL Reason You Can’t Choose Who to Adopt Internationally…

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
August 31, 2021

3 Reasons to NOT Do Your Adoption Home Study First

I’m sure you’ve heard from other parents or even from an agency that your first step in your adoption process is your home study.

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
August 30, 2021

Nebraska Stepparent Adoption Home Study

BOOK YOUR FREE CALL What Is a Home Study? So the question is, do you need a home study for a stepparent adoption? A home study is simply...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
August 23, 2021

Interracial Adoption: 5 Questions To Consider

WORK WITH ME Are you thinking about adopting a child outside of your race? You’re not alone. Studies show that 44% of adopted children in...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
September 16, 2020

Foster Care: What You Should Know

BOOK YOUR CALL Foster care adoption is especially close to my heart because it provides a safe family for foster care children that might...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
September 9, 2020

Foster Care Adoption Steps

WORK WITH ME In this blog post, we’ll be going over the steps to take to adopt from foster care. According to the most recent federal...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
September 2, 2020

6 Ways To Fund Your Adoption

WORK WITH ME A lot of families I talk to are shocked when they hear about the price of adoption, but what they don’t realize is that they...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
August 17, 2020

Adoption Agencies vs. Adoption Consultants

WORK WITH ME Are you looking to grow your family through the adoption of a newborn baby? In this blog post, we will go over the...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
July 22, 2020

The International Adoption Process: Where To Start

BOOK YOUR CALL Are You Wondering How International Adoption Works? As an Adoption Lawyer, I’ve helped many families through the adoption...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
July 6, 2020

Adoption Day! What Happens In Court?

BOOK YOUR CALL You’re almost there! What’s adoption day like in court? We will take you through the process of what happens on this...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
June 29, 2020

What Is A Guardian Ad Litem For A Stepparent Adoption?

BOOK YOUR CALL In almost every stepparent adoption case where the absent biological parent refuses to agree to the adoption and it can be...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
June 22, 2020

Stepparent Adoption And Social Security

BOOK YOUR CALL A stepparent adoption occurs when your spouse adopts your child. When this happens, does the child's social security...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
June 15, 2020

How Do Child Support Cases Affect A Stepparent Adoption?

BOOK YOUR CALL In a stepparent adoption process, there are various people involved in the process and all of those people usually have a...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
June 8, 2020

Can My Fiance Adopt My Kid?

BOOK YOUR CALL Oftentimes, as families are excited about becoming a unit, they are thinking about the welfare of their children and the...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
June 3, 2020

What Is The Cost Of A Domestic Adoption?

WORK WITH ME 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...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
June 1, 2020

Stepparent Adoption Forms: Where Can You Find Them?

BOOK YOUR CALL So a lot of people ask me about how to get stepparent adoption forms because most of the time they're looking for the...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
May 27, 2020

Adult adoption in the U.S.

BOOK YOUR CALL I had a situation a while back where a 50 year old man wanted to do just that. He wanted to adopt his adult daughter. Why...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
May 25, 2020

Alternatives To Stepparent Adoption

BOOK YOUR CALL In this blog, I will show you three different alternatives that you have to a stepparent adoption. If you're in the place...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
May 22, 2020

The Difference Between a Will and a Trust

BOOK YOUR CALL How do you decide whether a Will or a Trust is best for your family? To make that decisions, you will need to understand...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
May 22, 2020

Power Of Attorney For Elderly Parents

BOOK YOUR CALL What do you do if you're taking care of your elderly parents and they don't have a power of attorney for health care? Is...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
May 20, 2020

Foster Care vs. Adoption

WORK WITH ME So what is the difference between foster care and foster to adopt? Well, foster care is basically when you're deciding that...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
May 18, 2020

Can You Get A Tax Credit For Stepparent Adoption?

BOOK YOUR CALL For adoptions finalized in 2020, there is a federal adoption tax credit of up to $14,300 per child. The tax credit is NOT...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
May 13, 2020

Open vs. closed adoption: which to choose

WORK WITH ME In this video, I explain how to choose between open or closed adoption. Hope this helps! Do you desire to adopt a child but...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
May 7, 2020

Considering Adoption? You need to know This…

WORK WITH ME If you are considering adoption to grow your family, congratulations are in order! But with all the information out there,...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
May 4, 2020

Can a Stepparent Adoption Be Reversed?!?

BOOK YOUR CALL I have had a few inquiries about stepparent adoption reversal and wanted to address those inquiries in this blog. A...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 30, 2020

A Domestic Private Adoption Don’t!

WORK WITH ME As you are embarking on your domestic private adoption journey, here is my word of caution: Make sure the agency you're...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 29, 2020

Adopting a Baby Process: How To Get Started

WORK WITH ME Figuring out how to do a domestic adoption of a newborn baby can be overwhelming with all the information that's available...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 27, 2020

Stepparent Adoption After Divorce?!?

BOOK YOUR CALL Sometimes families go through very difficult situations such as a divorce. When this happens in blended families, the...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 23, 2020

What Is A Trust?

BOOK YOUR CALL Some families benefit from establishing a trust in addition to their other estate planning documents. WHAT IS A TRUST?...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 22, 2020

How Much Does It Cost To Adopt a Child?!?

WORK WITH ME As you are exploring adoption to grow your family, keep in mind that there are many different types of adoptions. There is...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 22, 2020

Private Adoption vs. Agency Adoption

WORK WITH ME What is the difference between a private adoption and an agency adoption? A private adoption occurs when you hire an...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 22, 2020

Ready To Start Your Private Adoption? Do This First!

WORK WITH ME Now that you have finally decided to grow your family through adopting a baby, what is the first step you need to take? HOME...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 16, 2020

Estate Plan For Small Businesses

BOOK YOUR CALL How do you prepare your estate plan if you are a small business owner or own multiple businesses, small or big?...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 7, 2020

Is An Estate Plan Really Necessary After An Adoption?

BOOK YOUR CALL After completing an adoption, and spending money to do so, the last thing you may be thinking about right now is spending...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 4, 2020

Your 401K, Life Insurance And Your Will

BOOK YOUR CALL 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...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 4, 2020

How Long Does It Take To Prepare Your Estate Plan?

BOOK YOUR CALL Are you ready to start your estate plan, but wondering how much time it will take to prepare all of the documents needed?...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 3, 2020

Average Cost of a Will And Trust

BOOK YOUR CALL The cost of an estate plan in Nebraska varies greatly depending on how much property you own. If you own a farm, or a few...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 3, 2020

What Documents Do I Need For Estate Planning?

BOOK YOUR CALL A lot of times, folks get intimated by the world "estate plan", but an estate plan is really simple to understand. It can...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 3, 2020

Next Steps After An Adoption Is Finalized

BOOK YOUR CALL So you've gone through the adoption process, and have finally completed your adoption. This is no small feat. ...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
March 17, 2020

Are Adult Stepparent Adoptions Allowed In Nebraska?

BOOK YOUR CALL Many families are eager to complete a stepparent adoption even after the child has become an adult. However, surprisingly,...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
March 17, 2020

How Much Does Stepparent Adoption Cost?

BOOK YOUR CALL The most frequently asked question by families looking into the stepparent adoption process is “How much does a stepparent...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
March 17, 2020

Nebraska Stepparent Adoption Process: The Stepparent’s Role

BOOK YOUR FREE CALL Everyone in the family has a role to play in the Nebraska stepparent adoption process: the biological parent, the...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
March 17, 2020

Nebraska Stepparent Adoption And The Birth Certificate

Are you wondering what happens to your child’s birth certificate after a stepparent adoption is completed in Nebraska?

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
March 17, 2020

Can You Do a Stepparent Adoption Yourself?

BOOK YOUR FREE CALL Oftentimes, the cost of a stepparent adoption in Nebraska causes families to look for other options to complete it....

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
March 17, 2020

Nebraska Stepparent Adoption And Child Support

BOOK YOUR FREE CALL In regards to stepparent adoption, child support from the non-custodial parent is an important subject to discuss...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
March 17, 2020

Nebraska Stepparent Adoption Without The Absent Parent’s Agreement?

A stepparent adoption usually requires the absent parent’s agreement before it can be completed. However, there are exceptions to this...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
March 17, 2020

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

BOOK YOUR FREE CALL In the stepparent adoption process, everyone that is a part of the family has a role to play. This includes the...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
March 15, 2020

What Is The Stepparent Adoption Process In Nebraska?

BOOK YOUR FREE CALL Stepparent adoption is the most common form of adoption, and for good reason too. We’re fortunate enough to live in a...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
November 15, 2019

How to save money on your adoption

Most people think that a family law attorney does adoptions because well…isn’t adoption part of “family law”? Well, this is the thing: ...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
August 26, 2019

How to adopt your stepchild (part III)

In Part II, I discussed one of the most important steps in a stepparent adoption – Notifying the absent non-custodial parent of the...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
February 24, 2019

How to adopt a stepchild (Part II)

In my first post on how to adopt a stepchild, I explained three factors that must be present in your situation before you can begin the...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
December 13, 2018

What happens to child support after a stepparent adoption?

Child support and stepparent adoptions

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
November 9, 2018

How to adopt a stepchild (Part I)

Adopting a stepchild in Nebraska can seem confusing and complicated, but it does not have to be. Finding an experienced adoption...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
September 28, 2018

How to choose an adoption attorney

If you are considering pursuing any type of adoption, whether it’s a stepparent adoption, domestic adoption, international adoption,...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
August 22, 2018

Can you adopt an adult?

One of the most common questions I get asked is “Can you adopt an adult?”. It may seem strange to a lot of people, but in Nebraska, an...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
May 3, 2018

How long does it take to adopt a child?

The length of time it takes to a adopt a child depends on the type of adoption that you are thinking about pursuing to enlarge your...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
March 22, 2018

Cost of Stepparent Adoption

The number one question I get asked when folks call my law office regarding a step-parent adoption is (drum roll please): How Much Does...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
March 7, 2018

Adoption Without Parental Consent?

Can an adoption without parental consent be completed in Nebraska? To be more specific, can a stepparent adoption be done in Nebraska...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
October 27, 2017

6 things an Expectant Mother should know if she is considering adoption

Do you wonder whether having an adoption attorney is really necessary? After all, you may already have a caseworker through an adoption...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
July 26, 2017

Good News For Some Temporary Protective Status (TPS) Holders

The Ninth Circuit, which covers the states of Alaska, Arizona, California and Hawaii, has recently ruled in Ramirez v. Dougherty,...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
April 24, 2017

Child welfare in Nebraska

Nebraska's governor, Pete Ricketts is recommending some budget cuts to child welfare that will impact foster care in Nebraska. Child...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
January 31, 2017

How to adopt your stepchild in Nebraska

Have you decided to adopt your stepchild? Well, you have come to the right blog to get your basic questions answered. In Nebraska, for a...

Lucrece Bundy, esq.
January 9, 2017

Why do I need an Estate plan?

BOOK YOUR CALL An estate plan involves the thoughtful transfer of your assets during your life and/or at death. It is highly recommended...