Questions On Parental Rights Termination
Being a parent is a difficult job. Some people are happy as parents, whereas some struggle greatly. At the Yale Law Group, PLLC, our lawyers are not here to judge you on what kind of parent you are. If you have questions about the termination of parental rights, we have 25 years of family law experience, and we can help
As a preliminary guide, we have compiled some short answers to some of the questions we get most often. While this is not legal advice, it can be a starting place for you to get answers.
What Happens If I Give Up My Parental Rights?
If you give up your parental rights, or otherwise have them terminated, you are no longer the legal parent of your child. You do not have any rights as a guardian and can make no legal decisions for them. In some cases, the child is placed in state conservatorship, in other cases the child may be put up for adoption.
How Can My Rights As A Parent Be Terminated?
Removal of parental rights has two avenues:
- Voluntary termination: This is when you decide that you no longer want to have the rights of a parent. This is a prerequisite for adoption.
- Involuntary termination: If a child protective services investigation finds that you are unfit to be a parent the state terminates your rights and removes your children.
What Is the Process For Involuntary Parental Rights Termination?
The investigation must find that there is a significant danger to the child through either abuse or neglect and that termination would be in the best interest of the child. This option is a last resort.
What Can I Do If I Want To Retain My Parental Rights?
If you are facing a child protective services filing to remove your parental rights, you will want to have attorneys who are fully prepared to go the distance for you.
We Have The Answers
If you have more questions we are here for you. We are strong, persistent advocates, and we will do what it takes to serve your and your child’s best interests. Call today to schedule at consultation at our Denton, Texas, office at 940-222-8025, or you can use our online form.
There are few relationships as unique as that between a grandparent and a grandchild. Grandparents offer grandchildren a perspective that they would otherwise never get, but many difficult situations threaten that bond. While Texas does not have any established legislation around rights for grandparents, that does not mean there is no hope.
Consider contacting the attorneys of the Yale Law Group, PLLC, in Denton, Texas, if you find yourself in any of these worst-case scenarios for grandparents:
Losing Your Child Does Not Mean Losing Your Grandchild Too
Outliving a child is one of the worst things that happens, but you can still have a link to your child if you nurture your relationship with your grandchild. However, that relationship is at the mercy of your child’s widow, and what they choose to do may not take you into account at all. Perhaps they move, or perhaps they just never prioritize you, but in any case, you want to find a way to spend time with your grandchild.
Are Your Grandkids Being Used Against You
Did you have a fight with your son, daughter or in-laws? Depending on how bad the fight was you could find yourself cut out of your grandchildren’s lives. In a situation like this your love for your grandchild is acting as a weapon against you. This compounds an already painful situation.
Your Grandchild Was Put Up For Adoption
If your child decided to give up their child for adoption and is in the process of terminating their parental rights. This is difficult, but it may not mean any potential relationship with your grandchild is going to disappear.
There Is Hope For Grandparents
The Yale Law Group, PLLC has over 25 years of legal experience that can help guide you in finding real solutions to spending more time with the grandchildren you love. Our grandparents’ rights lawyers are innovative and proactive in finding ways for you to spend time with your grandkids. Contact us today by calling our office at 940-222-8025. We also have a convenient online form as well.