Legislators propose changes to family law

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Many Missouri families might be excited to learn about some changes on the horizon. Adoption is a legal process and falls under the category of family law. Families want to adopt for a myriad of reasons, and children in need of a loving family may have to wait a long time for that dream to become reality.

Adoption is currently a rather expensive endeavor. Some lawmakers are hoping to change that. They have proposed changes to make adoption a less expensive process so that more children can find loving families.

The plan is to restore a tax credit for adoptive families. Called the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act, the bipartisan effort hopes to make adoption more accessible for families nationwide. It is estimated that there are over 100,000 children who are good candidates for adoption, and lawmakers are hoping that the proposed changes will help find a larger portion of these children a loving and safe forever home.

Family law may seem confusing, and a person wanting to find out more about adoption in Missouri may want to contact an experienced attorney. An attorney can help a client learn more about the steps necessary to welcome a child into the home and become a parent. Though adoption is an emotional and joyful experience, it is also a legal process. Having an experienced attorney along for the ride can help streamline the process. Families can look forward to completing the legal steps necessary to welcome a new member into the home and settle into a new routine as quickly as possible.

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