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Do I Need an Adoption Lawyer or Can I Handle It Myself?  

In Mississippi, the adoption process can be a bit overwhelming. For non-lawyers, figuring out all the necessary hoops to jump through can be extremely difficult without an attorney’s help.  Though there is no requirement that you hire an attorney to handle your Mississippi adoption, hiring one is likely in your best interest. This is true whether the adoption is an agency adoption, a grandparent adoption, a stepparent adoption, or any other type of adoption. Though adoptions by relatives of the child tend to be simpler than other adoption cases, they are still difficult for any non-lawyers to handle themselves. 

For one thing, there is the stress factor.  Handling the adoption yourself might save some money, but that is assuming you are able to actually pull it off.  Quite often, people will pay hundreds of dollars for online forms, only to find out the forms are incorrect and do not satisfy the legal requirements.  Then scheduling a hearing with the court and navigating the court system is something else you must figure out if you go it alone without an attorney’s help.  Not to mention you will likely frustrate the court staff or, worse still, the judge who will be ruling on the adoption if you don’t know what you’re doing and waste the court’s time and resources. 

At Shows Law Firm PLLC, we have handled numerous adoption matters and know exactly how to handle your adoption efficiently and cost-effectively.  If you hire us to handle your adoption, we will draft all the paperwork and perform all the necessary legal work for you, eliminating quite a bit of stress you would encounter if you tried to handle your own adoption matter. 

So how much does it cost to hire an adoption lawyer? Presumably, cost is the primary reason people might want to handle their own adoption rather than hire an attorney.  And many people are often surprised when we tell them how reasonably priced we are.  Usually, we handle adoptions on a flat fee, which means we will tell you exactly how much it will cost.  Generally, the price range is anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 for an uncontested adoption matter, depending on the complexity.  

Please give us a call today to discuss your adoption matter.  Our number is 601-664-0044.  


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