Terminating Parental Rights of an Absent parent

Clients often come to us asking for advice on whether they should try to terminate parental rights of their child’s other parent.  In some of these cases, the biological parent has been literally absent for years, not paying support and not seeking visitation. Each state has specific laws regarding how…

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What You Want to Know About Termination of Parental Rights in Texas

 Certain legal conditions must be met before parental rights are terminated by court order. There are two types of termination; voluntary and involuntary.   A voluntary termination of parental rights occurs when the parent whose rights are being terminated agrees with the termination, cooperates, and signs the proper paperwork and/or…

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