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Skilled Legal Counsel In Matters Of Guardianship And Adoption

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Ensuring that children have someone to care for them is one of the court’s greatest concerns. When a parent is unable to assume that role, the court can appoint a guardian who will assume the responsibilities of providing for the child and making decisions that affect the child’s well-being.

Jackman & Kasody PLLC, is a divorce and family law firm in Oakland County, Michigan, that is dedicated to providing high-caliber legal advice to individuals facing complex issues related to guardianship. We serve clients throughout Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Livingston and Washtenaw counties.

We have more than 45 years of combined legal experience, giving us the background, knowledge and skill necessary to advocate on behalf of relatives or friends who are ready to assume the role of legal guardian to a child.

There are a number of reasons why a guardianship may be needed including, but not limited to:

  • The death of both parents
  • Physical or mental illness that prevents a parent from providing adequate care
  • Instances of child abuse
  • Long-term deployment in the military by a parent

Guiding Families Through The Adoption Process

Bringing a new child into a family is an exciting and emotional process, which can also be incredibly stressful. At Jackman & Kasody PLLC, we walk families through the adoption process with personal attention and practical, straightforward advice. Our lawyers take the time to ensure that families always know what is coming next, so they can feel comfortable with the process.

One of the most common types of adoption we see is stepparent adoption. This is used by many families to legally establish a relationship that already exists between a child and a stepparent. We counsel families on the legal implications of these adoptions, giving them the information they need to decide if this is the right choice for their family. If it is, our knowledgeable attorneys will represent them throughout the process, helping to make their dreams a reality.

Learn More. Contact A Guardianship And Adoption Attorney.

To schedule a free initial consultation with our team of experienced divorce and family law attorneys, contact Jackman & Kasody PLLC, today at or complete this form.