Before becoming an attorney, I started at Rathert Law Offices as a paralegal and... more
Before becoming an attorney, I started at Rathert Law Offices as a paralegal and worked my way through law school. I am now the research/associate attorney for the office, under Mr. Rathert's direction, and do most of the writing and drafting of various documents. I have always had a passion for adoption work, and I have been blessed to work with another like-minded attorney. We en... view profile
Rated "BV" for Very High Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbel... more
Rated "BV" for Very High Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbel for over twenty years. Licensed in Michigan andIndiana since 1977. Also licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals for the 6th and 7th Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Michigan and the Northern District of Indiana... view profile
An adoption lawyer helps to place children with parents other than their birth parents. An adoption cuts off the birth parents' rights and responsibilities, and gives them to the adoptive parents. Once an adoption is final, the adopted child receives the same legal treatment as a biological child. Adoption is often an emotional time and an adoption lawyer can help you make the right decisions for the child.