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Sarasota Adoptions & Guardianship Attorneys

Reliable, Innovative Representation for Your Family

Whether you are a birth parent seeking someone to adopt your child or are yourself interested in adopting a child, call Kowkto Law Group. Sarasota adoption and guardianship lawyer Matthew Kowkto has experience helping explain the law and navigating the adoption or guardianship process.

Please contact our firm at (941) 208-9332 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

An Experienced Attorney to Navigate the Adoption Process

Florida adoption law defines those allowed to adopt children as well as the procedures required to complete the adoption process. Any person may be adopted by married or unmarried adults. If a married person files a petition for adoption, it must be joined by their spouse unless the spouse is the child’s natural parent. Children age 12 and older must provide their consent to be adopted. While Florida statute states that homosexual persons are prohibited from adopting children, the law was found to violate equal protection rights by a state appeals court, meaning homosexual individuals may now adopt in the state of Florida.

We assist clients with all types of adoptions, including:

  • Open adoption
  • Closed adoption
  • Step parent adoption
  • Grandparent or relative adoption

Adopting a child is a wonderful event, but the laws surrounding adoption can be complex. Our Sarasota adoption and guardianship attorney uses his extensive knowledge of adoption law in Florida to guide clients through the process.

Understanding Guardianship Law in Florida

A guardian is a person appointed by the court to make personal and financial decisions for another person. Voluntary and involuntary guardianships are permitted under Florida law for minors and adults with mental and physical disabilities. A guardian may be needed for a child when parents die, become incapacitated, or when the child receives money from an inheritance, proceeds of a lawsuit, or insurance policy. A guardian may be appointed for an adult who is not capable of managing his or her own estate or affairs.

Get answers to your questions about adoption and guardianship during a free, no-obligation consultation. Call (941) 208-9332 to schedule an appointment.

Why You Should Hire Us

  • Innovative Representation

    A cookie cutter approach to legal matters is never in the best interest of the client. At Kowtko Law Group, we access every case with outside-the-box thinking to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

  • Customized Case Strategy

    No case is the same. Therefore, our team is dedicated to getting to know you and the unique details of your case in order to formulate a customized case strategy that fits your personal and financial needs.

  • Courtroom Ready

    In the event that your case must be brought in front of a judge, you can rest assured that our team has the experience and track record of aggressively litigating in the courtroom.

  • Cost-Effective Legal Fees

    We understand legal issues that involve family matters can be emotionally taxing. We're not looking to add to that burden; therefore, we offer payment plans for those who need financial help.