Family law attorneys handle many types of cases from divorces to guardianships to adoptions. These cases affect you and your loved ones for a lifetime and you need a lawyer who knows how to do it right. Bob Brown is such a lawyer.
Divorce is something no one wants to experience, but if you go through a divorce you need an attorney who can advise you and advocate for your interest to make sure you lease the marriage with a fair and equitable share of your community estate, and that your children are protected whether you are receiving child support or have visitation rights. You also need an attorney who recognizes that the best divorce is an agreed divorce, where you have control over the results and you do not spend your hard earned savings paying lawyers to fight over pots and pans.
By far the best protections for someone who is incapacitated are a durable power of attorney, medical power of attorney, and advanced medical directive to physicians and surrogates signed before he or she becomes incapacitated. Sometimes, however, that is not possible or just did not happen. In such cases a guardian must be appointed by the Probate Court. Situations where a guardians are needed include:
- a child who is incapacitated because of development disability becomes and adult and must have a guardian to manage his estate and to make life decisions.
- a child who receives an inheritance or accident settlement is required by law to have a guardian of his estate while a minor.
- an elderly parent who develops dementia and cannot make his own decisions or manage his finances.
One of the happiest moments an attorney gets to assist is the adoption of a child. But because the process is complicated and a mistake could tear apart a family, the attorney you choose needs to know what he is doing. At Bob Brown Law Firm we have handled numerous adoptions, from the adoption of a new born baby to the adoption of a step-child by a step parent. We can guide you through the process and make sure the adoption is ironclad and cannot be set aside.