Top Maitland, FL Independent Adoption Lawyers Near You

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  • RTR Law

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Conte | Trevett, P.L.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Boyette Cummins & Nailos

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Coffman Family Law

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Hamlin Family Law, PLLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Law Office of Karen Rodriguez Ibarrondo

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • The Rafool Firm

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Law Offices of Jennifer A. Jacobs, LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Losey PLLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Alcalde Legal

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Sean Smallwood, P.A.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Law Office of Walter Stratton Bagg

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • McNelis Law, P.A.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Catania Legal Group, LLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • The Kendrick Law Group

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Maitland, FL

  • Donna Hung Law Group

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Jenkinson Legal, PLLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • The Florida Family Firm

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Attorney at Law

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Kramer Law Firm

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Rise Family Law PLLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Hogan Frick Law

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Rywant, Alvarez, Jones, Russo, & Guyton, P.A.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • Brusca Law

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

  • ByrdLaw, P.A.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Serving Maitland, FL

Maitland Independent Adoption Information

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Lead Counsel independently verifies Independent Adoption attorneys in Maitland by conferring with Florida bar associations and conducting annual reviews to confirm that an attorney practices in their advertised practice areas and possesses a valid bar license for the appropriate jurisdictions.

Find a Maitland Independent Adoption Attorney in your area

Are you considering an Independent Adoption?

Do you want to adopt a child without going through an adoption agency? Consult with a Maitland attorney experienced in arranging independent adoptions. Your attorney can work with you and the birth parents to ensure an agreeable arrangement for all.

Independent Adoptions Do Not Use Adoption Agencies

An independent adoption is also referred to as a private adoption. Not every state permits such adoptions, but a Maitland attorney can advise you on the applicable law in your case and he or she will work with you and the birth parents to arrange communication, prepare legal papers, negotiate payments to the birth mother, and assist you throughout the adoption process.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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