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Seminar Number

9301

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Fee:

$70

NUTS AND BOLTS OF ADOPTION LAW IN GEORGIA
An Overview of the Adpotion Code, Practice Pointers and Pitfalls to Avoid

RECORDED OCTOBER 13, 2015

Archived Webcast

CLE Hours:
1 CLE Hour

Featuring James B. Outman

This program will be an introductory review and discussion of Georgia's Adoption Code:  OCGA Code Title 19, Chapter.  Jim will discuss issues involved with the handling of the various categories of adoption under Georgia law, the application of the Code to those various categories, as well as, share practice pointers and identify common pitfalls to avoid.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • History of Adoption in Georgia
  • Counsel's Responsibility to Client and the Court
  • Malpractice Issues - Adoption is a very specialized area of law
  • Types of Adoption
  • Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
  • Indian Child Welfare Act
  • Voluntary Surrender of Parental Rights
  • Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights
  • Rights of the Biological Father Who in Not a Legal Father
  • Possible Pre-Birth Surrender by Biological Father Who is Not a Legal Father
  • Procedure of adoption case
  • Preparation of Pleadings - Petition, Motions, Final Decree
  • Vital Records Issues