Wills, trusts and estates planning is an important legal step to take, no matter where you are in your life. If you think you don’t need to prepare any of these legal documents because of your age, health or situation, you couldn’t be more wrong. At the very least, you should have a simple will that distributes your assets accordingly and names a guardian and backup guardian for your minor children.
Adoption comes in many forms
Whether the surrogacy or assisted reproduction will be altruistic or compensated, it is important to have a written agreement to ensure each party fully understands what to expect. Moreover, it can help limit disagreements, protecting all parties and the unborn child throughout the surrogacy process.
E. Parker Herring is the founding member of the Parker Herring Law Group, PLLC and has practiced family law in Raleigh, North Carolina since 1986. She is the founder and current director of the North Carolina-based adoption agency, A Child’s Hope, LLC, which has placed over 350 children in North Carolina since 2000.
Email Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org
(919) 821-1860 ext. 222
Sandra Beardsley is the legal assistant for adoptions that are processed through the law firm.
Email Sandra at email@example.com
(919) 821-1860 ext. 228
I would recommend collaborative law with Parker Herring to any of my friends who are going through a divorce. I didn’t want the divorce ending my 24-year marriage and still don’t, but the way that we settled all of our issues in a collaborative setting over the course of three months was civil and respectful. My husband and I have three wonderful boys together, and we can still talk about anything that needs to be talked about.
We were very happy using Parker Herring’s team for drafting and negotiating the agreement with our gestational carrier. Parker streamlined the process and ensured we had everything covered from the beginning. She also handled our prebirth order so that our names were on our daughter’s birth certificate and the hospital had no questions regarding parentage. Surrogacy is a complicated and overwhelming process, but I would highly recommend working with Parker Herring to make it just a little bit easier.
We really needed help when our adoption agency, Independent Adoption Center, closed suddenly just as we had been matched with a birth mother. Parker Herring and David Festin helped us pick up the pieces and got the legal work done for us so that we could adopt our Hallie Grace! They really care, they really listen, and they really helped us achieve our dream. They are friendly, open, and courteous. We can’t thank them enough!
Many thanks to Parker Herring Law Group, PLLC for helping me fight for custody of my son. My ex-husband pulled every trick in the book but we prevailed. Thank you again.
Parker Herring hit the ground running for us. Our birth mother decided on adoption the day the baby was born. Parker worked around the clock to make sure our adoption went as smoothly as possible.
Parker has truly been a friend to me and to the practice of collaborative law. We’ve had several collaborative cases together, with unique and challenging circumstances. We’ve always been able to help our clients solve their problems in a creative, peaceful, and private manner, in a way that honors their time together while helping them move towards separate lives in the future.