PRACTICE

AREAS

ADOPTIONS

I work hard to build families through adoptions. 

GUARDIANSHIP ADOPTIONS

I often convert guardianships into adoptions to provide permanency for children.

DIRECT PLACEMENT ADOPTIONS

Also known as private adoption, or independent adoption.  I do many of these. 

INTERSTATE ADOPTIONS

I often do adoptions from Michigan to other states, and sometimes from other states to Michigan.  I am very familiar with ICPC procedures. 

ADOPTIONS OF ABUSED & NEGLECTED CHILDREN

I often get involved in foster care adoptions-- especially when there are competing parties who want to adopt the same child. 

RELATIVE ADOPTIONS

Often, the best solution for a child is to be adopted by a relative.  We do many of these. 

READOPTIONS

Many people who adopt in a foreign country need a Michigan birth certificate.  I often assist with registration of a foreign birth to accomplish this. 

STEPPARENT ADOPTIONS

This can be a very positive experience for everyone  including the former parent whose rights are terminated.

ESTATE PLANNING

Our philosophy is to keep estate plans simple and keep them out of court!  I can assist you with a will, a trust, durable or medical power of attorney, and other estate planning documents. 

Ken Rathert

Michigan Adoption Attorney -- Assisting clients with private, infant, direct, relative, stepparent, interstate (ICPC), foster care, and other types of adoptions.

 

 

PRACTICE

Rathert Law Offices provides prompt, friendly, high-quality legal services for individuals and families throughout Michigan.  I also assist individuals and married couples residing outside Michigan who wish to adopt a child born in Michigan.

I concentrate my practice in Adoptions, Appeals, Minor Guardianships, Probate, and Estate Planning.  My adoption practice includes: infant, private, direct placement, relative, interstate (ICPC), stepparent, and foster care adoptions.  I also assist guardians who want to adopt their ward and married, same-sex couples, as well as single persons who want to adopt. 

Please call me at 269-267-8071 or email us at KenRathert@RathertLaw.com to inquire about how we can help you!

 

ATTORNEY KEN RATHERT

    KEN RATHERT
    ATTORNEY

    Tel: 269.267.8071

    KenRathert@RathertLaw.com

    Ken Rathert has been practicing law in Michigan since 1976. Ken has a wide variety of experience and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.  Ken served as a mediator in civil cases for the Kalamazoo County Circuit Court for over 20 years.  Ken has been a Michigan Adoption Attorney since 1987.

     

    CONTACT

    RATHERT LAW OFFICES

    ADDRESS

    137 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

    Email: KenRathert@RathertLaw.com
    Tel:  269.267.8071

    Fax:  866-571-9807

     

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