April 5, 2018

Adoption Attorney Vs An Adoption Agency

Do You Need The Assistance Of An Adoption Attorney Or An Adoption Agency? Choosing between an agency and a private entity is a hard decision to make if you are thinking of adopting a child. A wise decision can only be made when you have enough information to make a proper analysis. Adopting a child is a life-changing experience for any family. Apart from ensuring that the adopted child feels comfortable and happy with his or her new family, there is also the matter of the legal paperwork to deal with. It is important to remember that adoption is a […]
October 22, 2017

Adult Adoptions

Many people are surprised to hear that adults can be adopted and that turning 18 years old doesn’t necessarily preclude one from that much desired sense of permanency and family. The reasons for an adult adoption vary of course, but most often it’s the result of a close familial relationship that’s existed for years but was never legally formalized. Other reasons may include financial protection for the adult adoptee in the form of inheritance as well as health insurance and social security survivors’ benefits for the adult full-time student. In the State of Arizona, any adult may adopt another adult […]
August 31, 2017

Robert A Dodell, Attorney At Law Announces Charity Donation Program

Are You Looking For An Attorney to Help With Your Adoption? The law practice of Scottsdale attorney, Robert Dodell represents a client base of foster parents who adopt dependent children in Arizona. Effective immediately, Robert Dodell will donate a portion of legal fees to a charity of choice by the foster parents. Robert A. Dodell, Attorney At Law, is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, he will be donating 10% of the legal fees to the charity of the foster parents choosing upon completion of the adoption. This offer expires June 30, 2018, for foster parents. The adoption does not […]
July 8, 2017

Friendly Tips on Finding a Reliable Lawyer for Stepchild Adoption in Arizona

There are so many reasons for stepparents to adopt children in Arizona. It is common that the stepparent wants to consider the child as truly their own, not just emotionally, but legally. The same can be said for the child. Often the child wants to share the same surname as the stepparent. Another crucial reason is to give the right to inherit. So whatever purpose you may have for adopting a child, it’s important to understand the legal terms in the adoption process. For best results, you can work with a reliable lawyer that specializes in stepchild adoption in Arizona. […]
May 10, 2017

5 Tips for Legal Adoption To Help With The Paperwork

You and your spouse have been dreaming to have a child for so long and have finally decided to adopt one. Your excitement over the prospect is extremely high but after a quick consultation with a lawyer, you find out it is not as easy as you think. The process can be time-consuming and will require a trail of paperwork that you need to accomplish and prepare. Depending on whether you plan to do a domestic adoption, the forms you need to prepare and fill out seems endless: Forms to file a petition in court Forms for home study Application […]
April 17, 2017

Adoption 101: An Efficient Guide To Finalizing Adoption Process

There is nothing more fulfilling than being a parent. It is a privilege that anyone could enjoy, even those who decide or who cannot bear their own. Fortunately, adoption processes nowadays doesn’t have to be tedious, thanks to legal adoption attorneys who dedicate their time extending help to frustrated parents.   Conduct your research and preparations   One of the first steps in finalizing your adoption process is to do some research and prepare your mindset for the upcoming process. An adoption of a family member can be easy or difficult depending on the circumstances. Once you have decided that […]
March 17, 2017

A Quick Glance On The Benefits Of Adoption Tax Credits In Arizona

Adoption can be expensive. For this reason, the government aims to reduce the financial burdens of the prospective adoptive parents through the Federal Adoption Tax Credit or FATC.   Brief History Non-refundable since 1997, the FATC allows adoptive parents to reduce their tax obligations. If not consumed within a year, the credit shall be carried over to the succeeding years. Hence, the policy leads up to 6 years of the tax subsidy. The Affordable Health Act of 2010 has enabled taxpayers to monetarily claim the credit than for it to significantly decrease their taxes. However, this only lasted for two […]