Can adoptive parents lose parental rights?

When people think of an adoption, they often picture a young couple adopting a newborn, but there are many different ways that adoptions come to be. One that is commonly seen in a Phoenix family law practice would be a stepparent adoption. Stepparent adoptions can be by consent or contested. Generally, stepparent adoptions happen when…

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How are parental rights severed?

When people think about adoption, they often picture unwed teens voluntarily giving their newborns up, often to a couple that’s unable to have a baby of their own. But this kind of adoption is only one of many situations where the parental rights of biological parents are severed.  Phoenix severance of parental rights attorneys handle…

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Severing Parental Rights in Arizona

Q: How can a parent’s parental rights be severed? Once you become a parent, you’ll probably enjoy a strong life-long bond with your child. But Phoenix severance of parental rights attorneys know that sometimes parental rights can be legally severed. This can happen voluntarily or involuntarily. Voluntary severance of parental ties may happen when biological…

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Why Fido is Treated Like Furniture in a Divorce

Who gets the pets in a divorce? As an Arizona family law attorney, following and facilitating adoption stories is part of the job. It’s even interesting when it involves a four-legged friend. The story of BB Bear– the abused husky who was miraculously nursed back to health right here in Phoenix and then adopted out…

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