How can Parental Rights be terminated in California?
How can Parental Rights be terminated in California? The termination of parental rights attorney in Orange County CA Bettina Yanez explains this typically occurs if the child or children are being adopted. If a termination of parental rights occurs this means that the original parent will no longer have any legal rights to the child.
There are various methods in which parental rights can be terminated. If one of the biological parents agrees to relinquish his or her rights, an agreement maybe reached or by the court if the family law courts determine that the parent is unfit or has abandoned the child, and it is in the best interest of the child for their biological parents rights to be terminated. For instance, a family law judge may determine that parental rights should be terminated if a parent is consistently failing to provide child support, this can sometimes occur during a stepparent adoption.
Furthermore, there are various other circumstances where parental rights can be terminated. For instance, if either of the parents are found to have committed child abuse, or are found to be using illegal substances, their parental rights may also be terminated. If for some reason both parents rights are terminated the child would be a ward of the court.
Moreover, it is important to note that simply because one of the parents would like to evade having to make child support payments does not mean they can simply relinquish their parental rights. The manner in which a biological parent can simply relinquish their parental rights is if a stepparent adopts the child and goes through the proper legal process to acquire parental rights of the child.
Contact the Orange County Parental Rights Lawyer
If you are considering terminating your parental rights this is a decision that should be well thought out. It is important to talk this matter over with those you are close to. Furthermore, if you are afraid of having your parental rights taken away and would like to contest the matter you may want to contact a local family law attorney. If you are ready to take the next steps toward hiring a family law attorney, please call Yanez & Associates at 714-971-8000, for your free initial consultation. We look forward to assisting you with your Parental Rights in California.