Experienced Lawyer Helping You Complete An Adoption

Licensed in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania

The adoption of a child can be a joyous occasion, both for the child and the adoptive parents. Before a child can be formally adopted, all parties involved must complete a number of legal requirements. If these requirements are not fulfilled, it could create major problems down the road. An experienced adoption lawyer will help ensure that your adoption proceeds smoothly.

Arthur Boyce has practiced adoption law since 1986, and has represented a number of adoptive parents in this time frame. His office is located in Frederick, where he serves clients in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. His adoption practice includes stepparent adoptions, infant adoptions through an adoption agency and adoptions under other kinds of circumstances.

Taking Care Of Your Adoption From Beginning To End

In stepparent adoptions, the biggest potential obstacle can be terminating the other birth parent’s parental rights. In some cases, the birth parent will consent to terminating his or her rights. In other cases, a birth parent’s behavior may constitute termination of his or her rights. For instance, if a parent abandons or fails to offer support for a long period of time, it can be implied that the parent is giving up his or her parental rights.

He understands that these situations can be potentially delicate and emotional. He also understands how beneficial and joyful an adoption can be for both the child and the parents, and will do whatever is necessary under the law to accomplish that result.

Contact Frederick, Maryland, Adoption Attorney Arthur W. Boyce

Call 240-575-1033 or e-mail the office today.