Lisa R. Howard has helped many families through adoption and family services. She understands the stress, pain, and disappointment that is too often accompanied in this area. You should not have to face these legal processes and decisions alone and Oklahoma-native Lisa R. Howard can help you through every step of the way in the adoption process. If you are in need of representation or consultation from a local Oklahoma law firm, don’t hesitate to contact Lisa R. Howard today. We’re ready to help you!
The Law Office of Lisa R. Howard has the experience and patience to best guide you through the complicated legal issues of Oklahoma adoption law.
Lisa is experienced in many types of adoptions and can help with the following:
- Department of Human Services (DHS) adoptions
- Foster care
- Private adoptions
- Step-parent adoptions
- Grandparent adoptions
- Interstate Compact of the Placement of Children (ICPC)
- Domestic, Interstate, and International adoptions
- Adult adoptions
- Indian Law Adoptions
Lisa R. Howard will be there to support you through the entire adoption process with comfort, integrity, trust, and straightforward answers.
First, a Judge has to decide if the legal burden is met for a guardianship to occur. Some reasons for guardianship could be parental drug use, instability in a parent’s living situation, abuse, or inability to properly care for the child.
Next, you’ll need to file the correct paperwork, obtain the required background check(s), and attend a hearing with the judge. If you are concerned about any step in this process, Oklahoma guardianship lawyer, Lisa R. Howard, can help.
There are added steps if the child is a member of or eligible for membership in an Indian Tribe. Ask, Lisa R. Howard, an Oklahoma guardianship lawyer if you have questions about these requirements.
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was established in 1978 to protect Indian children and focuses on their best interest within a cultural context. The ICWA applies in all cases where a child is a member of or eligible for membership in an Indian tribe.
Cases that deal with the ICWA can be confusing and stressful, which is why you shouldn’t go through it alone. An Oklahoma ICWA attorney such as Lisa R. Howard will be able to answer any of your questions or concerns. Lisa is experienced in working with the ICWA both in Oklahoma District Court and Tribal Courts. She is licensed to practice in all 77 counties in Oklahoma and in many Tribal Courts.