Portsmouth, RI asked in Adoption for Rhode Island

Q: My husband wants to adopt my daughters from a previous marriage. if my ex agrees- can I file papers myself?

How difficult is representing myself? Would my ex (who is in a rehab facility) need to appear or would a notarized signature be sufficient?

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Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
Answered
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • East Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: Yes, you are free to represent yourself. Sadly, it won't be very easy as you are likely not familiar with the policies and procedures of the courts. Engaging a professional attorney to assist you in navigating the courts ways will be far more efficient and effective. The fees for legal representation in consensual adoption matters can be very reasonable.

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