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The Nuts and Bolts of Adoption: How to Avoid Pitfalls

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This program provides you with the fundamentals, as well as extensive resource materials, that will help you with adoption in New Jersey from the unique perspectives of the attorney, the Surrogate’s Court, and the judge. In addition to providing you with the nuts and bolts, the speakers' goal is to help you to avoid pitfalls that may negatively affect the adoption process.

Topics include:

Role of the Petitioning Attorney
- Understanding Types of Adoption
- Gestational Carrier Agreements
- Assisted Reproduction
- Ethical Issues

Role of Surrogate’s Court
- Review of Petition
- Fees and Fee Waivers
- Closing and Sealing Records

Judicial Perspective
- Parental Rights
- Contested Adoptions

Co-sponsored by the Essex County Surrogate's Court.
FACULTY:
Devero McDougal, Esq. CPA (inactive)
Deputy Surrogate
Essex County Surrogate’s Court

Hon. Wayne J. Forrest, J.S.C.
Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey
Family Division, Vicinage 5, Essex County

Lauri R. Steinberg, Esq.
Pine & Steinberg, LLC

Deb Guston, Esq.
Guston & Guston, LLP
LOCATION:
Zoom webinar
CREDITS:
CLE: NJ: 2.3 | NY: 2.0 | PA: 1.5
SUBJECT AREAS:
Adoption
COST:
$50.00
DETAILED INFORMATION:
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Newark, NJ 07102
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