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, then 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.
Contact my firm right away if you have questions about your eligibility or if you are
ready to file a petition. I provide case evaluations to all potential
clients, so do not hesitate to retain my services.