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Amy Broom Pollina Attorney at Law
Rutherford County's New Face In Family Law

Grandparent And Stepparent Adoptions

The end of a marriage and other family situations can create uncertainty for minor children. Sometimes, a stepparent or grandparent must step up to take responsibility to care for a child when a birth parent cannot or will not. Keeping an adoption within an existing family can provide stability and help children thrive.

Amy Broom Pollina, the founder of our law firm, receives a great deal of professional satisfaction in bringing families together through adoption. She remains at their side as their lawyer as they navigate through a complicated system with a focus on an outcome that is satisfactory and in the best interests of all involved parties.

Grandparent Adoptions

Under Tennessee law, grandparents may adopt a grandchild if the child's parents agree or if their parental rights have been or should be terminated. Grandparents often pursue adoption in situations where the child's parent is in trouble with the law, financially unable to provide for the child, or not adequately providing the child with sufficient care.

Stepparent Adoptions

Stepparent adoptions occur when the custodial parent remarries and the new spouse wants to adopt the children. Reasons for a stepparent taking on legal rights and responsibilities can include biological parents who are deceased, parents who have a track record of inactivity, neglect or abuse in the lives of their child, parents who find themselves entangled in legally complex and emotionally charged issues. Again, as with any other family law case involving adoption, the best interests of the children come first.

We Bring Families Together

Contact Amy Broom Pollina, Attorney at Law, for a free consultation by calling our Murfreesboro office at 615-617-5455, or by filling out our online intake form.

The firm is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Credit cards are accepted.

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