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With all the complexities of adoption law, you’ll feel supported with one of Florida’s top adoption law firms on your side.
The law offices of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. focus on providing comprehensive, individual, and affordable legal services to adoptive parents, adoption agencies, and birth parents in a professional and supportive environment, including international, domestic, special-needs, contested, appeals, interstate, second parent, stepparent, relative, minority adoptions and same sex couple adoptions.
Adoption law is complicated and challenging and requires the dedication of an experienced legal staff. Unlike other family law firms that practice law in a variety of areas, attorneys at Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. focus solely on the practice of adoption and surrogacy.
Jeanne T. Tate recognized as 2017 Legal Elite Attorney by Florida Trend
The firm is proud to announce that Jeanne T. Tate has been recognized as a Legal Elite attorney by Florida Trend, an honor bestowed on less than 2% of lawyers who practice in Florida. She is the only adoption attorney that received this recognition. Jeanne is also in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame because she has consistently earned high rankings from her peers.
JeannE T. Tate Presents Oral Argument at the Supreme Court of FLorida - December 7, 2016
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For Adoptive Parents
The decision to welcome a child into your family is made from the heart. But adoption can be a complex process, with unexpected issues, details and questions. We’re here to help you to understand the law, provide a smooth transitional process, and enhance the legal security of your adoption.
For Adoption Agencies
When special circumstances or legal issues complicate the adoption process, we’re here to help you help your clients. We deal every day with special needs adoptions, same sex adoptions, relative adoptions, stepparent adoptions, international adoptions, interstate adoptions, and intermediary adoptions, as well as complex, appealed and contested cases.
For Birth Parents
Though you may not be ready to be a parent yourself, we can help ensure that your child is raised in a secure and loving home. We’ll explain the options and legal rights you have regarding the adoption process, the choice of adoptive parents, and long-term contact with your child.
For DCF INTERVENTIONS
A birth parent facing a termination action, (or a TPR) by the Florida Department of Children and Families may not be aware that they can still have a voice in determining where their child may be placed for adoption. This type of adoption process is referred to as an intervention and must be initiated prior to a final, court-ordered termination of parental rights.
For Surrogacy & Donation
Surrogacy and egg, sperm, and preembryo donation offer new hope when natural fertility efforts disappoint. For both hopeful parents and the surrogates and donors who fulfill that hope, there are a number of medical options in assisted reproductive technology (ART), each with their own legal implications. We’ll help clarify the legal choices and guide you through the next steps, so you’ll feel confident moving forward.
FOR REFERRING ATTORNEYS
Law firms who are not licensed in Florida, as well many who are, regularly refer cases to our firm to ensure the very best counsel and representation for their clients. We offer highly specialized adoption and litigation expertise, especially in complex or contested cases, yet welcome your input or your role as co-counsel.
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The legal industry and peers have recognized us for our dedication and excellence on behalf of our clients.