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Adoption these days is no big deal as the adopted child hardly ever wants to know who his /her biological parents is. It’s an agonizingly trying time during this period of life which is most crucial for any adoptive parent. However, the fact of the matter is that numerous issues crop up in the tender child’s mind as and when they realize that they are adopted.  Although an adopted child has the right to tracing one’s own identity and look for his/her birth parents once the child is 18 years old, the burning question though is whether he/she would be elated after tracing them.The other questions at the forefront are whether one would easily accept one’s birth parents and deny the affection of foster parents. The child may feel guilty which in turn may lead to grief which may be evident in the child’s entire life further resulting in the child falling prey to emotional trauma and being mentally unstable knowingly or unknowingly. This leads to the burning question of whether or not these hardships and pain areas can be alleviated or even avoided. While adoption is regarded as a noble cause of a lease of life to deprived kids who are lonely; there are umpteen cases of legally adopted young kids being misused and abused by self-serving antisocial elements once the kids are under their control. The adoption process in India is far more complicated with several laws, rules, and regulations for parents in regards to their age, which should not cross 55, but unfortunately there is no age criteria alluded to anywhere for children. As children’s rights are a hot topic of discussion, it only makes sense and is right to be able to think to form a child’s viewpoint and fix an age over 5 in order for the child to choose which adoptive parent the child wants to live with. Needless to mention the child would be absolutely aware from the very beginning that the child’s parents are adoptive parents and not birth parents. There cannot be any room for confusion to arise as parents cannot fake the identity of their kids with fake stories nor look for ways to ensure that facts are hidden, rather they can speak to the kids freely and frankly devoid of guilt, with the same feelings and warmth towards their kids remaining intact. Children would also understand how valuable adoption is as well, and would be full of gratitude for their foster parents and would hopefully have a great future being aware of the reality as there will hardly be any embarrassing situations to deal with in public. Even if they happen to know or meet their birth parents there won’t be any major concerns of both sides rejecting.Click here to consult with the registered expert adoption lawyers on Vidhikarya.

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Avik Chakravorty

16 hours ago

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What are the Signs You Need to Hire a Child Custod...

If one is in a bind deciding whether a child custody lawyer actually ought to be hired one ought to know that representing oneself pro se is an option at all times. However, there are also times when even with the necessary grit and determination of representing oneself pro se does not cut it. There are seven similar scenarios when one ought to actually think long and hard about fighting the child custody case pro se without engaging an expert child custody lawyer.Your Ex Has a Lawyer and you don’tIf one is already aware of one’s ex hiring a private child custody lawyer, then one ought to do the same. If funds are a constraint then looking for legal aid for free in one’s locality is an option. That sinking feeling of possibly losing the child custody case for lack of a lawyer representing one party while the other party may have hired a lawyer already isn’t desirable at all.Further Complications of One’s Case Oftentimes, at the outset, it may seem that the case is an open and shut case but over time complications arise. If for example, the ex-husband is aware that the ex-wife is having second thoughts about sharing child custody or if the ex-wife has suspicions that her ex-husband  would try and present a convincing argument that his ex-wife does not fit the bill to have her kids stay with her overnight before the court then these types of complications would be indicative of the need for hiring a child custody lawyer.One’s Case across JurisdictionsIf the ex-husband lives in one state and the ex-wife in another or even in two different countries then one ought to consider hiring a lawyer to represent oneself. Even with a lawyer, one ought to do all one can to be conversant about the applicable child custody laws that may create an impact on one’s case, particularly if the case is an international case. For any inter-jurisdictional cases seeking counsel is generally recommended.There is a Reason to Believe One’s Children Are in DangerWhen it comes to ensuring that the safety of one’s kids is not in jeopardy then it’s absolutely crucial that one does not lose one’s child custody case and in the process incur skyrocketing costs. Furthermore, if at any time one believes that one’s children are in impending danger, then on ought to call the cops. In situations like these, one ought to also consider obtaining a restraining order. If one is worried about possible backlash, one could share one’s concerns with one’s lawyer. This is a circumstance demanding legally qualified representation.Ex Preventing Visitation If one’s ex attempts at limiting one’s contact with the kids, visits are denied, or if there are last-minute cancellations then one ought to hire an attorney to represent oneself. These sorts of behavioral patterns could be indicative of the requirement of hiring an expert lawyer representing either party.The Court Orders Participation in Treatment or Take ClassesIf the court requires either of the parties to the child custody case to undergo parenting or anger management classes or enrolling in drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs then they are all looked upon by the courts as either of the parties being in a disadvantageous position.  In such situations, hiring a lawyer to represent oneself is the way to go.  The only exception would be if mandatory participation of both parents in parenting or anger management classes in one’s country or state is an integral part of any child custody proceeding. While uncommon, there are a few jurisdictions requiring some kind of parental education for child custody cases.The Circumstances Have Altered Quite a BitLast but not least, if the circumstance of either of the ex-spouses has altered quite a bit then either of the parties could hire a child custody lawyer. If, for example, either of the parties is relocating, remarrying, or even living together, then it would probably be a brilliant idea to hire a lawyer rather than represent oneself pro se.Click here to consult with an expert child custody lawyer registered on Vidhikarya.

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Avik Chakravorty

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Sumathi Lokesh is a Lawyer by profession having exceptional interpersonal skills, good functional knowledge, & excellent academic credentials.She is well versed in civil law and consumer law. With an experience of winning most of the cases, she is fearless to handle any case.

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Sumathi Lokesh is a Lawyer by profession having exceptional interpersonal skills, good functional knowledge, & excellent academic credentials.She is well versed in civil law and consumer law. With an experience of winning most of the cases, she is fearless to handle any case. She is well versed in scrutinizing the documents and can give advice related to the property related family matters. She is excellent in drafting viz. Sale Deed, Relinquishment Deed Agreement to Sell Notices, Prenuptial Agreement. She provides the best legal aid in Chennai.

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