Navigating Adoption and Guardianship in California

Expanding your family through adoption or securing your loved one’s future through guardianship are profound acts of love. However, the legal processes involved can seem daunting. At Brungess and Kezirian, LLP, our experienced adoption and guardianship attorneys are here to guide you with compassion and expertise.

Why You Need a Specialized Adoption Attorney

Adoption adds a new member to your family through a complex web of paperwork, regulations, and negotiations. An adoption attorney shoulders the legal burden, allowing you to focus on the joy of welcoming a new child. As your partner, we ensure efficient, ethical adoptions in compliance with California law.

Our attorneys are well-versed in all types of adoption, including:

  • Stepparent/Domestic Partner Adoption: When a birth parent consents to their child being adopted by a new spouse or partner. This is the most common form of adoption.
  • Independent Adoption: The adoptive parents and birth parents reach a private adoption agreement.
  • Agency Adoption: The adoption is arranged through the Department of Social Services or a licensed agency.
  • Adoption by Guardians: When a long-term guardian seeks to adopt a child in their care.
  • Securing a Successful, Fulfilling Adoption

A child cannot be adopted without the consent of their birth parents or if the court terminates parental rights. As your advocates, we meticulously cover the legal grounds for termination if needed. We also facilitate open adoption agreements between biological and adoptive parents when possible. Access to birth family information can provide adopted children with invaluable connections and a sense of identity.

With over 30 years of experience, our adoption attorneys emphasize personalized care and guidance so your adoption journey is seamless. We believe in bringing families together and will help you grow yours through adoption, one loving step at a time.

Why You Need a Dedicated Guardianship Attorney

Guardianship grants an individual the legal authority to care for a child or incapacitated adult who cannot make their own decisions. As guardianship attorneys, we compassionately help clients like you navigate this complex process.

It would be best if you had specialized legal guidance to:

  • Establish guardianship and ensure proper paperwork and court procedures
  • Represent you in guardianship disputes and litigation
  • Advise on fulfilling your duties as a guardian
  • Transition from guardian to adoptive parent, if desired
  • Safeguarding Your Loved One’s Rights and Interests

At  Brungess and Kezirian, LLP,, we prioritize your loved one’s welfare and rights. Guardianship requires a keen understanding of California laws. With over 30 years of experience, our attorneys have the nuanced expertise to secure your vulnerable loved ones’ futures. We handle every guardianship case with care and discretion.

Let Our Adoption and Guardianship Attorneys Guide You

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