Helping to create a parent-child relationship through the legal process
Adoption creates the legal parent-child relationship between persons who do not have such a relationship biologically. Adoption laws vary from state to state, and thus the adoption law of Tennessee differs from that of Kentucky. However, the attorneys at the Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC are well-versed in adoption law for both states, and the special issues raised by interstate and even international adoptions. As you prepare to open your home to a new addition, you can rely upon our lawyers to handle the complex legal requirements on your behalf, giving you more time to focus on what actually matters.
Our Tennessee adoption practice
For more than 18 years, our team at the Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC has assisted prospective parents throughout Tennessee and Kentucky in navigating every aspect of the adoption process. Our practice extends to all types of adoptions:
Focus on the joy - and leave the legal complications to us
In all types of adoptions, the legal relationship of the adopted child is completely severed with the biological parents and family. For all legal purposes, adopted children are the children of their adoptive parents. While the biological parents are usually willing to consent to this, litigation may be necessary in some cases. This is especially frequent in some stepchild and relative adoptions. While we always attempt to negotiate amicable solutions that allow the adoption process to move forward, our attorneys are fully prepared to litigate if necessary to accomplish our clients' goals.
The adoption process can take a long time, especially if a biological parent contests it. If both biological parents do not voluntarily give up their parental rights, we can pursue court action to involuntarily terminate parental rights. In an agency adoption case, we can represent you throughout the application process to establish your eligibility as adoptive parents. In addition to our representation of hopeful parents in Clarksville, we also represent birth mothers throughout Tennessee and Kentucky in their dealings with adoption agencies and adoptive parents. Our attorneys negotiate and review documents on your behalf to ensure your medical expenses are paid and your privacy is preserved.
We are committed to helping parents and families
If you are considering opening your family to a new child through the joy of adoption, our team of attorneys at the Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC can help make it a reality. From our three office locations in Clarksville, our attorneys serve the counties of Montgomery, Davidson, Stewart, Cheatham, Houston, Dickson, Humphreys and Henry in Tennessee and Todd and Christian counties in Kentucky. Call us today at 931-444-5620 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to learn how our lawyers can facilitate the process.