Guardianship & Adoption Services
Family Law Attorney in the Bronx
Welcoming a new child into the family should be a wonderful time in your
life and cause for celebration. If you are looking to adopt or become
a legal guardian of a minor, do not let the laws and court system intimidate
you. At The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend, I stand ready to provide my
clients with outstanding representation and dedicated legal services in
their times of need. For years, I have provided trusted family law representation
to clients throughout the Bronx area and I may be able to help you as
well. You can count on me to help get the job done quickly and efficiently
and ensure that your rights and your future child's rights are protected.
Adoption in New York
In the state of New York, any individual over the age of 18 who proves
to be a fit and consenting adult may be eligible to adopt a child. There
are no regulations and rules regarding marital status, income, sexual
orientation, religion, or age. When you work with my firm, I will help
you determine your eligibility to adopt a child and assist you with completing
all of the steps necessary to successfully welcome a child into your home.
You can rely on my representation and counsel to guide you through:
- Completing all necessary applications and paperwork
- Obtaining medical history and background checks
- Home inspections
- Caseworker meetings and child visitations
- Petitions to adopt and finalizations with the local Bronx family law court
Becoming a Legal Guardian
In some cases, minor children need to be placed into the care of a legal
guardian. Guardians are often members of the child's immediate or
extended family, but sometimes an agency or foster family can obtain guardianship.
By law, guardians take full responsibility of the child's well-being,
including his or her education, housing, medical care, and nurturing.
If you are looking to become a legal guardian, or if you have been named
a guardian in a will or trust, you need to work with an attorney to file
a petition for guardianship. I can assist you with filing the necessary
documents with the family court and provide you with counsel at the guardianship
hearing. You can rely on my firm to ensure that your case is completed
as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Schedule a Consultation with The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend
Are you ready to move forward with your case? Becoming an adoptive parent
or legal guardian does not need to be complicated. When you work with
The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend, you will be treated as an individual
with unique needs. I will personalize a strategy depending on your specific
goals and help ensure that your family becomes one full, happy and legal
unit as soon as possible. If you have questions about your eligibility
or if you are ready to file a petition,
contact my firm right away. I provide case evaluations to all potential clients, so do
not hesitate to retain my services.