Mr. Hammond served
in Afghanistan and Iraq,
where he received 9 medals including a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He has been practicing law since 1996 with an exclusive focus on military law, criminal law, and family law.


For many people, children are the greatest reward in their lives. Adoption can provide many things, depending on the individual. It can unite families when a stepparent adopts a stepchild. It can unite a grandparent and grandchild when both parents are absent. It can enable a couple to grow their family. It can provide for a child in need.

Adoption is one of the few areas of our family law practice where the result is usually a happy one for everyone involved. Unless the adoption is contested by a biological parent who suddenly becomes involved in the child’s life, there are usually no bitter disputes as there are in many other family law matters. At the Law Offices of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates, we are proud to help clients through the adoption process.

Our Augusta family law lawyers are equipped to help clients with all types of domestic adoptions in Georgia, including:

Experienced Stepparent Adoption Lawyers — Richmond County, Georgia

When a child does not have a relationship with one biological parent, and the other biological parent remarries, a stepparent adoption may be possible. Stepparent adoptions allow the stepparent to become a full legal parent, benefitting the child, the parent and the family as a whole.

At the Law Offices of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates, our Augusta adoption attorneys can help you through the complicated legal process of adopting a child, including the process of terminating the parental rights of the uninvolved biological parent. We provide informative guidance to prepare you for the home study and represent you before the court at the adoption finalization hearing.

Quality Adoption Legal Services in Augusta, Georgia

If you have questions about stepparent adoption or other type of adoption, talk with an experienced attorney at the Law Offices of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates. Call 706-993-2785 or contact our law firm online. From our office in Evans, Georgia, we assist clients throughout the Augusta, Georgia, area.