Professor Michael T. Flannery on Adult Adoption

In this commentary, Professor Michael T. Flannery of the University of Arkansas Law School writes on the variety of reasons why an adult client may wish to adopt another adult (or be adopted as an adult). Two examples are to formalize an existing parent-child relationship or to secure inheritance rights...

Adult Adoption as an Estate Planning Tool

Adult adoption can be utilized as an estate planning tool to secure inheritance rights for the adoptee or to formalize an existing parent-child relationship. In recent years, adult adoptions have become more popular as a mechanism to provide protection for a same-sex partner, stepchild, distant relative...

Asset Protection - The Wrong Way

In a case of "you have got to be kidding me" a Florida man adopts his girlfriend (in her mid-40's) as part of an "oh no - I should have done this sooner" dubious asset protection plan. Steven A. Loeb, Esq . points out that there is a right way and a wrong way to approach asset...