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Adoptions are one of the most satisfying areas of family law we handle at Helmes Legal Services.

The most common situation is that of a step-parent, or other family member, adopting a child that has been in their legal custody for some time.  While it is ideal if the birth parent consents to the adoption process, there are situations where their consent is not needed.

For example, if the biological parent has had no significant contact with their child for over a year without substantial justification, the court could find their consent to be unnecessary.  Similarly, parental consent to adopt may not be needed if the biological parent has failed to provide financial support for their child in excess of one year.

Call Helmes Legal Services at 513-732-0086 or contact us online to to discuss your family’s situation.  Every case is different, and we can assess the particular issues you may face in your adoption journey.