If we are doing a in family adoption..can we file papers with out a attorney?
You don't need an attorney, but they do make the process far smoother as they're familiar with all of the legal workings that would be a long process for any regular person. Check the laws in your state!!! But usually it's as simple as the parties going to an adoption court together to start the petition. The court will deem the fitness of the adult(s) seeking custody. They may be required to take certain courses, seek references, and provide other documents. The child will also be assigned an attorney of their own, whose job it is to guarantee the best interests of the child. Should all be in order, custody will be granted.
probably not, you nnight need a lawyer for that