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Dallas Adoption Attorney

Making Adoption a Smooth Process

Adding to your family through adoption can be a wonderful event. To make the process as smooth as possible, it is best to work with an experienced family law attorney. Adoption statutes and procedures are complex; a knowledgeable attorney can be your guide through the process and ensure everything is done correctly.

Texas family law attorney Bruce Turner and his partners at Bennett, Weston, LaJone & Turner, P.C., handle private third-party adoption, stepparent adoption and grandparent adoption. We have the experience you need to work through the paperwork, termination of parental rights and other issues quickly and effectively.

How We Can Help Your Family

In all adoptions, the termination of parental rights must be executed before the adoption can proceed. The majority of estranged parents give up their parental rights voluntarily; however, when necessary, we can draft papers for involuntary termination based on a parent being unfit, abusive, absent, addicted to alcohol or drugs, or in jail. We will pursue this issue aggressively when a child's well being is at risk.

Stepparent adoptions have become extremely common. As divorced parents remarry or single parents enter a first marriage, the new stepparent often wishes to establish rights to the child. Because this is usually an established relationship, stepparent adoptions are often expedited fairly quickly.

Grandparent adoptions are also based on established relationships with the child. In these cases, the parent may be unfit, in jail, absent or deceased. As with all types of adoption, the court will grant a grandparent adoption if it is in the best interest of the child.

Attorney Turner simplifies the adoption process by drafting all documents himself and by working with the social workers and other officials who perform the home studies. We will take care of all of the necessary paperwork and scheduling of meetings, hearings and other requirements. In addition, we will advise clients about their obligations as prospective adoptive parents, such as fingerprinting, background checks and additional procedures.

To make an appointment with a Dallas adoption lawyer, please call 800-486-9553 or contact us online.

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Bruce Turner

For family law, business law, real estate, tax planning and estate planning for high-asset individuals, contact attorney Bruce Turner of Bennett, Weston, LaJone & Turner, P.C.

Office Locations

Turner, Bruce E.
1603 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway Suite 280
Dallas, TX 75234

Phone: 800-486-9553
Fax: 214-373-2570
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Bruce Turner with Bennett, Weston LaJone & Turner, P.C.

Attorney Bruce Turner is located in Dallas and represents people and businesses throughout DFW and the Metroplex, including Denton, Carrollton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Farmers Branch, Irving, Las Colinas, Corinth, Highland Village, The Colony, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Mesquite, Grand Prairie, Garland and Grapevine as well as Collin County, Denton County and Dallas County in Texas.

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