Contact Info

The Shanker Law Firm, PLC
700 East Baseline Road
Building. B
Tempe, Arizona 85283

Phone: (480) 838-9300
Fax: (480) 838-9433

Click here to email us!


The Shanker Law Firm is a Full Service Adoption and Guardianship Firm Representing the Diverse Needs of:

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
  • Assuring compliance with federally mandated ICWA requirements in State Courts.
  • Admitted in Hopi Tribal Court; Tohono O’Odham Tribal Court; admission to Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court pending.
  • Foster Parents/Families
    • Accepting DES Subsidy “Reimbursement of Non-Recurring Funds” as full and final payment for all legal services and costs related to the adoption of a Foster Child(ren).
  • Step Parents
    • Services Inclusive of termination of a birth parent rights – contested or uncontested, to legally free a child to be adopted by the step-parent.
  • Private Individuals and Couples
    • Representing Individuals and Private Couples in their desire to adopt through direct placement of child. Guidance, legal counseling and representation through the labyrinth of the private adoption process. . . from Certification – Temporary Custody / Placement – to Finalization of an Adoption.
  • Birth Parent Representation
    • Representing Birth Mothers, as well as Birth Fathers through the difficult, yet self-less decision, to privately place their child for adoption with a chosen individual or family.
    • Representing Birth Fathers in asserting their timely paternity rights and obligations.
  • Relative Adoption or Guardianship
    • Representing family members (inter-family) seeking guardianship of their minor relatives; or through the Child Protective Services / Welfare system.
  • Grandparent Visitation Rights
    • Assisting the often over-looked grandparent(s) in asserting their lawful right to continued contact and visitation with their grandchild(ren).
  • We have over 15 years of adoption experience. We offer state wide representation and experience throughout Arizona in the above areas.

© 2021 The Shanker Law Firm, PLC | Disclaimer