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Comprehensive Legal Services For Virginia Families Pursuing Adoption

The legal team at Barnes & Diehl, P.C., has helped literally hundreds of families who have been seeking a stress-free transition when adding new family members through adoption. In fact, a Virginia adoption is a complex and confusing process that requires a skilled lawyer who can efficiently guide you through the paperwork and administrative duties required for name changes, background checks and the new birth certificate.

Failure to properly address these issues can result in costly litigation for years in the future and even a potential loss of parental rights. A Richmond adoption attorney from Barnes & Diehl, P.C., will ensure that your adoption is legally sound and will also help arrange for counseling and other services during the first phase immediately after the adoption is made final.

Our attorneys guide adoptive families through the following:

  • Stepparent adoptions
  • International and interstate adoptions
  • Working with adoption agencies
  • Surrogacy contracts, assisted reproduction legalities, embryo adoption and related issues
  • Grandparent adoptions and other adoptions by relatives
  • Unusual circumstances involving adoption

Estate Planning After Adoption

An updated estate plan is a necessity after an adoption to account for your evolving family circumstances. The estate planning group at Barnes & Diehl, P.C., can assist you in the development of comprehensive wills, trusts and estate plans.

We help clients minimize taxes and ensure that your property and assets are distributed according to your wishes and not contested in probate by family members or the government.

Request A Consultation About Adoption Plans

At Barnes & Diehl, P.C., we pride ourselves on our personal and compassionate approach to family law issues. If you have questions about a Virginia adoption, contact an attorney at one of our Richmond-area offices for a discussion of your situation and a clear review of the Virginia adoption process.

Call 804-796-1000 or complete our online form to reach us without delay.