A Careful, Caring Approach To Adoptions
Making a child a permanent part of your life is a joyful occasion and a sober responsibility. Adopting a child also comes with a host of legal requirements, all of which must be completed correctly. To minimize the chance of disappointment and make the process run smoothly, it is wise to work with a lawyer skilled in this area of law.
Joan Iacono is an adoption lawyer in Bronxville who serves the counties of Westchester, Bronx, Dutchess, Putnam and beyond. With more than three decades of experience in family law matters, she is well-equipped to assist individuals and couples with:
- Stepparent adoptions
- Grandparent adoptions
- International adoptions
- Out-of-state adoptions
- Agency or private adoptions
- Second-parent adoptions
“In every case, I take a hands-on approach and pride myself on developing trust-based relationships with my clients,” says attorney Joan Iacono. “I value communication and am sensitive to my clients’ unique issues and circumstances.”
Understanding Second-Parent Adoption
The state of New York has a unique law called second-parent adoptions that allows same-sex couples and unmarried couples to adopt children. In a second-parent adoption, one parent will adopt a child and the second parent is simply the second parent, without regard to marital status or sex. These types of adoptions require a lifetime commitment to the relationship and to the child.
Joan Iacono has a significant amount of experience with second-parent adoptions and the unique legal issues involved. She is knowledgeable about the termination of parental rights, disputes with biological parents and more.