Terminating parental rights is one of the most difficult decisions any parent can be asked to make. Once his or her rights have been terminated, there is no turning back and the relationship with his or her offspring will be affected forever.
If you are a parent seeking to have the rights of your child’s other parent terminated, it is critical to have an experienced lawyer representing you. At Laura Dale & Associates, we are familiar with termination cases; we can be trusted to present your case in a way that increases your odds for an outcome that is in your child’s best interest.
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The termination of a birth parent’s rights is a crucial component in any adoption. Before a child can be legally adopted, the birth parents must give up their parental rights. If this is not handled properly, it can result in the adoption being invalidated later on, causing much pain and heartbreak for the adoptive parents and the children who may not know any other family.
In our practice in Houston and other parts of Texas, we most often encounter the termination of parental rights in cases where a stepparent or grandparent is seeking to adopt. Our experience in these cases is critical, as Texas law is structured to protect the relationship between parent and child, leaving the parent seeking termination with a high legal hurdle to clear.
In some cases, the case can be aided by the presence of substance abuse, violence or other criminal behavior in the life of the parent. It may be deemed that it is in the child’s best interest to benefit from the stability of his or her new family after the adoption is finalized.
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Whatever your circumstances, it is in your best interest to discuss your situation with an experienced family law attorney from our firm. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our lawyers for termination of parental rights.