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Freehold Adoption Attorney

Adoption enables many couples and individuals to build a family. It can be a challenging and complex process. With the assistance of a knowledgeable adoption attorney in East Brunswick, however, every portion of the procedure can be viewed as a step toward one of the greatest joys of your life. At the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, I assist people who are adopting a child or need to give up their child for adoption.

What are the Requirements to Adopt a Child in New Jersey?

People who wish to adopt must meet many requirements. Individuals who are 18 years of age or older and married couples may qualify. To be approved for a specific child, the individual must be at least 10 years older than the child they wish to adopt. Also, a child's brother, sister, aunt, uncle, birth father, grandparent, or stepparent can adopt him or her. Domestic and international adoptions both work in different ways from each other and have distinct requirements.

Can You Adopt Someone Over 18?

It is possible to adopt someone over 18. In New Jersey, the process is largely the same as in other states — both the adoptive parent and adoptee must have a preexisting relationship, and the adoptive parent must be over 21 years old and financially stable. However, in New Jersey, there are additional requirements for adult adoption that must be met, such as obtaining the consent of all legally-recognized parents or guardians and obtaining approval from the court system. It is important to consult with a legal professional, such as our East Brunswick adoption lawyer, before proceeding with an adoption process.

Types of Adoption Available

In the state of New Jersey, there are many types of adoptions that a family, couple, or individual can select.

There are three primary forms of adoption within the state:

  • Private adoptions – Private adoptions are coordinated between the birth parents and possible new parents.
  • Stepparent adoptions – Stepparent adoptions are for individuals who wish to become a legal part of their stepchild's life.
  • Relative adoptions – Relative and grandparent adoptions are for those who wish to take legal custody of a child relative.

At my firm, I can help you determine which type of adoption is right for you and your family. In addition, I can handle any complicated issues that may arise and disrupt the process. For dedicated and reliable assistance related to New Jersey adoptions, contact the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC today!

An East Brunswick adoption lawyer is ready to help you. Call (866) 760-6430!

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Client Acquitted Assault
  • Assault Charge Dismissed Assault and Cross-Complaint for False Police Report
  • Charges Dismissed Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order Dismissed Against Client following Trial
  • All Charges Were Dismissed DWI and Careless Driving
  • DWI Charge Dismissed DWI and Reckless Driving
  • DWI And Lane Change Dismissed DWI, Reckless Driving, Failure and Unsafe Lane Change
    "I am very grateful for Mr. Gilbert excellent job!"
    Excellent Job! I contacted a few law offices before … Finally, I chose Ryan E. Gilbert…the way he greeted me made me feel like a very important client and took consideration for any conditions I had at the time. Everything was quick and smooth! He was well informed and smart he was also helpful and kind. I would recommend him! 5 stars and 2 thumbs up! I am very grateful for Mr. Gilbert excellent job!
    - Michelle
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    Ryan is a very thorough attorney. He knows the law and he keeps you well informed of all the details with your case. He will work very hard for you. I would definitely use him again for any legal matters and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent attorney.
    - Former Client
    "My case had a successful outcome."
    Ryan was compassionate, intelligent, efficient and thorough; he gave good advice, represented me in court, and was successful in winning a reduction in my property taxes. I wholeheartedly recommend him. I know he handles other types of cases as well.
    - Former Client
    "Great job protecting my future"
    Ryan was a trusted adviser throughout the course of my legal issues. I was unfamiliar with legal proceedings and Ryan was able to explain to me my legal situation, and risks associated with various defenses and decisions I had to make. He took the time to explain all the scenarios to my satisfaction which gave me piece of mind and comfort. Ryan was also very responsive through various forms of communications (phone, email, text) which made keeping in contact convenient throughout the process. Ryan showed up on time (early in fact) to various appointments and appeared to handle relationship building effectively with opposing attorneys and the prosecutor. At the end of the day, I was very satisfied with the work done by Ryan as the outcome of my legal matter was better than I had expected and kept my reputation in tact, which undoubtedly will help me pursue my future career/professional ambitions.
    - Former Client
    "Professionalism at its best"
    Mr. Gilbert has made my case easy and clear to understand without all the legal jargon. He took time to help me clearly understand my case and kept me updated with all occurrences. Also, the case had been postponed and he waited alongside and had a friendly chat at the nearby Starbucks and besides giving me a great case result, he made me feel as if I had someone by my side. Patient, honest, and soft spoken, Ryan is not someone else whom just told me what to do and I just say yes too, like previous attorneys I had. I will always suggest and use Ryan Gilbert as my attorney.
    - Former Client
    "Attentive, fast responding, professional, expert"
    Attentive, fast responding, professional and expert is how I would describe the attention and service that I received from Mr. Gilbert. He solved my matter quickly and explained in very clear terms each step and set expectation for action on all sides. I was very pleased with how my matter was resolved and would recommend Mr. Gilbert to those requiring legal services. If needed I would absolutely seek Mr. Gilbert's council again.
    - Former Client
    "An invaluable asset to anyone"
    Mr. Gilbert is an excellent attorney. His knowledge and experience make him an invaluable asset to anyone looking for an attorney.
    - Former Client
    "Ryan could not have been more helpful"
    I found myself in quite a situation and Ryan could not have been more helpful in my time of need. Ryan worked tirelessly and did whatever he could to secure for me the best possible outcome. Even when I first called, I never could have imagined having my case resolve as positively as it did. Thank you so much Ryan!
    - Former Client

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