Termination of Parental Rights
Texas Courts are very cautious when determining whether a person’s parental rights should be terminated. Once termination is completed there is no going back, termination ends all legal relationship between a parent and a child. The process is governed by complex laws and requires detailed steps.
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In Texas, there are generally three types of parental termination cases:
- Voluntary termination: A mother or father has no desire to be a part of his or her child’s life. In these cases, the non-custodial parent will sign an “affidavit of voluntary relinquishment of parental rights” These types of terminations are often done in attempt to do away with a child support obligation or so that another person, such as a stepparent, may adopt the child.
- Involuntary termination: If one parent has abandoned his or her child, and cannot be located, a court may order a termination without consent. In other cases, a court may order an involuntary termination if a parent has seriously harmed the child or is considered to be extremely dangerous to the child.
- Contested termination: Contested terminations are not usually granted. Courts presume that it is best for a child to have at least some access to a parent, even if that parent has not been involved in the child’s life. When a parent is deemed unfit to care for his or her child, but wishes to keep his or her parental rights, the court will usually allow for a rehabilitation program as opposed to terminating parental status.
Regardless of the specifics in your case, The Gilbert Law Office can help. If you have questions concerning termination of parental rights, contact The Gilbert Law Office and get the answers you need.
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