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Richard J. Slawson

Trusts Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    New York - NY 20 years
    New Jersey - NJ 21 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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When Karen and I got married, I instantly became the stepfather to her five year-old son.  I wanted to be more than a stepfather.  I wanted to be Karen's son's loving and permanent Dad.  We both dreamed of creating a strong family where each child felt equally accepted and loved.  We also wanted to ensure that Karen's son could never be taken away from our family.  Eventually we found a legal binding way to make that happen: stepparent adoption.

We will never forget the day that we finalized our adoption.  As we left the courthouse,  we were overcome with feelings of joy and gratitude.  We had secured a permanent family relationship: “Karen's son” was now “our son” legally, lawfully and forever.

Thirty years later our son still proudly calls me “Dad.” He has been a wonderful friend and mentor to his younger brother. Our family is strong and secure because of adoption.

We are passionate about adoption because of what it has done for our family and all the other families we have helped.  We want every family to have the opportunity to become a strong, forever family.  Let us help you strengthen your family though adoption. 

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Posted by altagracia | September 13, 2016
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Heaven Sent!
Mr. and Mrs. Slawson are a loving, caring, compassionate as they are professionals, They care about their clients well being. I will be forever grateful to them for helping my family.


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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Slawson & Slawson
  • 2010 - 2016


  • New York University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2001
  • The University of Texas At Austin
  • Ph.D.
  • 1991
  • The University of British Columbia
  • M.A.
  • 1987
  • Brigham Young University
  • B.A.
  • 1984
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Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of Adoption of a Child Whose First Name is Justin
  • Adoption was finalized


  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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