Termination of Parental Rights
If the case is contested and goes to court, it is important to prove a few things if you are wishing to terminate the rights of a parent. You must prove that:
- The child will be provided for emotionally and financially
- The parent is not supporting the child and had abandoned them
- The parent is abusive and a danger to the child
The interest of the child should be the most important aspect when going through a case like this. That’s why, in most cases, a guardian ad litem will be appointed to represent the interests of the child during the case.
We have articles on the topic to help give you a better understanding: Missouri Law Summary on Termination of Parental Rights and Termination of Parental Rights in Missouri
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These cases can be strongly contested and can tend to get ugly. It is important to have a lawyer who knows and understands the law in the state that you are wishing to terminate the parental rights in.
We have attorneys available to help you understand your rights and help you get the outcome that you deserve in order to protect your child. We can also help you facilitate a stepparent adoption if that is the route you chose after the other parties parental rights are terminated.
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