Termination Of Parental Rights
The termination of parental rights is a permanent, and very serious, legal proceeding in Texas. It involves severing the legal relationship between a parent and child, which means the parent has no right to see, raise or even contact the child.
Courts take these matters very seriously, and it is essential that you do the same. At J. Mark Howell Attorney at Law, P.C., we have helped parents defend against petitions to terminate their rights. We have also represented concerned grandparents, relatives and other individuals who are trying to safeguard children by terminating the parental relationship and pursuing adoption.
There are many grounds for termination, some of which include:
- Leaving the child alone or in the possession of someone else and expressing an intent not to return
- Placing or leaving the child in conditions or surroundings that are physically or emotionally unsafe
- Failing to enroll the child in school
- Using controlled substances in a way that endangers the child
However, the deciding factor is whether the termination is in the best interests of the child. If you have questions or concerns about the termination of parental rights in Texas, it is vital to work with a lawyer who knows the system and has experience succeeding in similar cases.
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Legal disputes involving children are emotionally charged and highly stressful. At J. Mark Howell Attorney at Law, P.C., in Decatur, Texas, we work closely with our clients to aggressively protect their interests and help them succeed.