Grandparent, Relative, & Single Parent Adoption

Contested Adoptions, Adult Adoptions

Proven Success Record, Experience & Knowledge of the Law

Mark J. McGowan, Esq.

Mark McGowan is here to help your business ventures not only succeed but flourish, even in the face of adversity. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University (1981) and of Stanford Law School (1984). He is devoutly dedicated to providing each selected client with personal, caring counsel, attentive accessibility, diligent performance and quality service.

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    Adoption Attorney, Mark J. McGowan

    We Help Families Through All Stages of Child Adoption 


    The Law Offices of Mark J. McGowan, PC assist adoptive parents from the initial decision to final decree. We’ve had the pleasure of helping families through the process of adding a child to their families, and have an excellent understanding of any adoption process including:

    • Stepparent adoption
    • Grandparent or relative adoption
    • Single parent adoption
    • Contested adoption
    • Adult adoption, especially in connection with estate planning
    • Adoption as a means of resolving a child custody crisis, such as incapacity of a primary custodial parent through accident or illness.

    Understanding the adoption procedure

    While any adoption of a minor child will involve home studies, background checks and investigations, some forms of adoption will present more hurdles or expenses than others. Mark McGowan, works closely with you to make sure that you understand your options and develop a clear expectation about all the steps involved in the process.


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    at 760-340-3332

    Mark McGowan was highly recommended to me by several friends in the desert. So when I needed assistance with a legal matter, I sought out Mark. Wow! From the beginning, I could see that Mark was warm and caring. He took the time to really listen, and was quick to provide me feedback and choices to consider, if I wanted to proceed. Of course, I wanted to move forward. But only if I worked with Mark! He was passionate about my case, and the big bonus was that he was so accessible. I have just moved out of the area, but Mark will continue to remain my attorney. Yes, I highly recommend!

    Anne R.

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    Call now for your free consultation by reaching us at 760-340-3332, or inquire by email with a brief summary of your situation, issue or question.

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    72-630 Fred Waring, Suite 201
    Palm Desert, CA 92260

    Located on west side of Fred Waring between Monterey and Hwy 111. Look for our signs on any side of the building, and take the elevator to the second floor. We look forward to meeting you.

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    Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Bermuda Dunes, Desert Hot Springs, Thousand Palms, Coachella, Thermal, and beyond since 1987. El abogado habla español.