Top Covington, TN Independent Adoption Lawyers Near You

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    Cordell & Cordell, PC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

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    Huffman Mason, PLLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Covington Office

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Covington Office

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    Fisher & Phillips LLP

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

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    Douglass & Runger

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Bartlett Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Bartlett Office | Serving Covington, TN

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    Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

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    Morgan & Morgan

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

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    The Waldrop Firm P.C.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Germantown Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Germantown Office | Serving Covington, TN

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Mullins, Thomas & Whitfield PLLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Bostick Law PLLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Miller Grove Divorce Law

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Germantown Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Germantown Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Stokes and Glass

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Hoffman Law and Mediation Office

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Covington Office

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Covington Office

  • Beaty Medlock & Plunk

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Bostick Law PLLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Hall Booth Smith, P.C.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • The Myers Law Firm

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Stites & Harbison, PLLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • J. Steven Anderson Law Firm PLLC

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Law Office of Jeffrey Jones

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Bartlett Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Bartlett Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Law Office of Darrell D. Blanton

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Ganguli & Hall

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

  • Attorney at Law

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

    Independent Adoption Lawyers | Memphis Office | Serving Covington, TN

Covington Independent Adoption Information

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Lead Counsel independently verifies Independent Adoption attorneys in Covington by conferring with Tennessee 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 Covington 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 Covington 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 Covington 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.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

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

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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