Melissa's expertise is primarily in criminal defense, municipal prosecution, and family law with a focus on divorce, child custody, adoption, and child support. Her skills in the courtroom have earned her the recognition as a Super Lawyer Rising S...
Practice areas & skills: Adoption, Family, Child Custody, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation
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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.