When hiring an adoption attorney you must choose carefully, to ensure that you are obtaining the best representation possible. Below are a few of the most important items to consider when making your determination:
*Ask the attorney how many adoption cases he/she has handled. Ask specific questions about cases they have finalized? What problems have they run into? What is their experience working with an adoption agency?
*Ask what you can expect if you hire the attorney. How soon will they respond to phone calls or emails? Will you be able to meet with him/her? Will a paralegal be doing the majority of the work?
*Ask how much of the attorney’s work is adoption related work. An attorney who spends more time working in the area will be more experienced in the area.
*Ask if the attorney has experience in contested adoptions. An attorney with extensive experience in contested adoptions can often give you a higher level of service, even if your case isn’t contested. An attorney with more experience is better able to see, and avoid, potential pitfalls.
*Ask what the attorney charges for your type of adoption? Are there filing fees? Do you need a pre-placement or post-placement adoption evaluation? What are the costs for said evaluations? Are there additional potential costs that could arise at a later date?
If you are considering adopting a child, contact the attorneys at Mountain View Law Group at 801-393-5555. We will provide you with a free consultation, where we will answer all of your questions and concerns.