Hester Outman Law Atlanta Georgia Lawyers Adoption and Family Law

Apr 03 2018

“Georgia House unanimously passes sweeping revamp to state’s adoption code.”

Georgia lawmakers voted Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, on a compromise over a major overhaul to make adoptions easier in the state. The deal will settle a long-running dispute among legislators over how to improve the state’s outdated adoption laws, which hinder the creation of new families. Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders say adoption is […]

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Nov 16 2017

Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA)

Hester Outman LLC is proud to have their own Jerrold W. Hester and James B. Outman as Fellows of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (“AAAA”) Jerrold W. Hester has been a Fellow with the AAAA since 1992 and James B. Outman has been a Fellow with the AAAA since 2002. The AAAA […]

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Sep 20 2017

Adoption Law and Practice Seminar

The Adoption Law and Practice Seminar will be held on Friday Nov. 3, 2017. Jim Outman is the Chair of the Adoption Law & Practice Seminar sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education In Georgia. The seminar will be held at the State Bar of Georgia headquarters in Atlanta, GA. This will be Jim’s […]

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Aug 24 2017

Georgia Adoption Costs & Ways to Afford Adoptions

Georgia adoption costs are a factor for those that are mentally wanting to adopt a child in Georgia. Depending on the adoptive family’s resources, the financial reality of the cost to adopt a child in Georgia (or anywhere for that matter) can loom large. Hester Outman Law Firm can help you determine Georgia adoption costs […]

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May 30 2017

Kentucky Birth Parent Services – Adoption Assistance KY & TN

At Adoption Assistance, we are happy to provide the following services: cases, your counselor will meet with you at a location of your choice. Free legal assistance. Ability to choose your family and the type of life you envision for your child. Assistance with meeting and getting to know your family as you desire. Financial […]

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May 05 2017

Adoption Scams in Georgia – Seek legal advice before adopting.

Adoption Scams in Georgia There are no stats on how often adoption scams in Georgia happens, but few police departments will investigate. But sources indicate adoption scams are on the rise in Georgia. Seek legal advice before adopting. Adoption scams prey on the emotions of hopeful parents-to-be. They are often paying the birthmother’s expenses including […]

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Feb 02 2017

Adoption Act of 1977 Co-Author | Atlanta Adoption Attorney Jim Outman, CNN Interview on Adoption

Interstate Adoption Attorney Jim Outman of the law firm HesterOutman, LLC has been a pioneer in the world of adoption law. As an adoptive parent himself, he has a unique vantage point to practice his craft. He has vast experience in cross state and international adoption law and has been involved in Georgia adoption legislation […]

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Nov 10 2016

Stonewall Bar Award

Annual dinner at the Fox Theater on October 27, 2016, the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia honored

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Nov 07 2016

2017 Adoption Tax Credit Information

Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2016-45

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Nov 02 2016

When Parents Divorce

Explaining divorce to a child is incredibly difficult. Ease the blow with these tips.

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