There is no special certification required to prove that an attorney is an adoption attorney. An adoption attorney is simply a lawyer who takes adoption cases.
Many “family lawyers” call themselves adoption attorneys even if they rarely work on adoptions. Family law used to be called “matrimonial law”; for many family lawyers, the bread and butter of their practice is still related to marriage. In many cases, almost all of the cases a family law firm handles are divorce.
Family law also includes custody battles, child abuse cases, and paternity testing. An “adoption attorney” may actually spend most of his or her time on these conflicts.
Heimer Law is a law firm completely devoted to adoption. Justin Heimer is an adoption attorney, in the sense that all of his work centers on helping families adopt. At Heimer Law, we help birth mothers, we help adoptive parents, and we help children. It’s not something we do on the side. It’s something to which we are passionately committed.
Why choose an adoption attorney?
You don’t have to have an adoption attorney to adopt a child or to put your baby up for adoption. You don’t have to choose an attorney who focuses entirely on adoption. Other attorneys are legally allowed to help with adoptions in Arkansas. But, why wouldn’t you?
An adoption attorney, an actual expert in adoption, may still be your best choice:
- A specialist in adoption law will fully understand all the issues surrounding your adoption.
- If problems arise, a specialist is more likely to have experience with those problems than someone who does adoptions occasionally.
- A true adoption attorney will have a deeper understanding of the kind of emotional challenges adoption can create.
Choose an adoption attorney for the same reasons you choose a specialist for healthcare or an expert to repair your car. There is a difference between someone who has taken adoption cases and someone who only takes adoption cases.
Heimer Law is a law firm completely devoted to adoption. Justin Heimer is an adoption attorney. We help birth mothers, we help adoptive parents, and we help children. It’s not something we do on the side. It’s the only thing we do.
At Heimer Law, our highest priority is to bring families together through adoption. Contact us now to discuss your needs.