Gift of Adoption

Lyons & Associates, P.C. Highlights the Gift of Adoption in Pro Bono Case

The law firm of Lyons & Associates, P.C. proudly announces that it has taken on a heartwarming case that shows the wonderful gift of adoption. Attorneys Mark T. Gabriel and Sara E. Kucsan will handle the adoption proceedings for the case pro bono.

The client, who is in her 30s and a parent of her own children, was raised by her stepfather from the time she was 11 years old. Though she was never formally adopted by her stepfather, she always considered him to be her “real father”. In a gesture of gratitude for his decades of love and support for her, she reached out to the attorneys at Lyons & Associates for help in declaring him her legal father through the process of adoption. She plans to make this a surprise holiday gift to him.

Not knowing where to begin, the woman searched the web for an adoption attorney with whom she felt she could connect. After finding Lyons & Associates, P.C., and being drawn to its mission of “personal attention for personal matters,” she visited the office without an appointment. She was welcomed by Attorney Mark Gabriel, who dropped everything to talk with her. Mr. Gabriel was so moved by her story, he brought the case directly to the office manager and managing partner, Attorney Theresa A. Lyons. Also touched by the woman’s heartwarming gesture, Ms. Lyons suggested undertaking the case for free. Mr. Gabriel will be aided by Attorney Sara Kucsan, who has extensive experience as a Guardian ad Litem and with other adoptions.

Law firm takes on an adoption case pro bono.

The “Gift of Adoption” story demonstrates that adoption is not limited to children, but rather it forges families of all ages. It also shows that family law attorneys, who are often unfairly depicted as lacking compassion due to the prevalence of divorce cases, can and do have a heart. Attorneys at Lyons & Associates, P.C. take great pride in bringing families together through adoption, as well as helping clients through their most challenging family matters.

The law firm of Lyons & Associates, P.C. in Somerville and Morristown, New Jersey provides knowledgeable legal guidance on a variety of family law matters including divorce, child custody, domestic violence, same sex couples litigation, grandparents’ rights, estate planning, and real estate law. The firm serves clients throughout the state of New Jersey, including those in Somerville, Bridgewater, Somerset, Basking Ridge, Mendham and Morristown, Somerset County, Middlesex County, Morris County, and Union County. Free consultations can be arranged by calling 908-575-9777 or by visiting the firm’s website at