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Skilled Legal Guidance In Matters Related To Termination Of Parent-Child Relationships

Parenting is hard, and being a parent is not right for everyone. In cases where one parent either cannot or will not meet their personal and legal obligations, parental rights can be terminated or forfeited. There are many factors to consider when looking into the termination of parental rights, and our attorneys at Shemesh Family Law offer supportive and judgment-free representation. They are ready to advise you on the course of action that is best for you and your children.

Help For Clients Seeking Involuntary Termination Of A Co-Parent’s Rights

If you’ve effectively been raising a child on your own while your co-parent has been absent, negligent or actively harmful, severing that tie completely might be the best outcome for you and your child. Our attorneys can help you petition the court to involuntarily terminate the other parent’s rights, citing allegations such as:

  • Abandonment of the child
  • Drug/alcohol abuse and addiction that endangers the child or makes it impossible for the other parent to behave responsibly
  • Domestic violence
  • Continuous and willful violations of family law court orders
  • Criminal conduct

One of the most common reasons to seek termination of parental rights is so that the child can be adopted by caring and involved stepparent or other family member. Children in Texas can only have two legal parents, so termination of rights is a necessary first step in adoption matters.

Involuntary termination cases are often filed by one parent against the other. However, there are situations in which the rights of both biological parents need to be terminated. Such cases might be brought by grandparents or other concerned family members.

Representation Of Parents Facing Potential Rights Termination

There are numerous reasons someone may consider voluntarily terminating their parental rights. Perhaps you are not at all involved in the life of your child or co-parent and therefore want to end child support obligations. Maybe your child’s stepparent wishes to adopt and you want to support that decision. Whatever the reason, it is a good idea to consult with an experienced attorney when making and executing such a momentous decision. Our lawyers are here to provide supportive guidance at every step.

Our firm can also represent you if you are in danger of having your parental rights involuntarily terminated due to a petition filed by your co-parent. You deserve to have a skilled legal professional defending your rights and passionately advocating for you in court.

Reach Out Today To Discuss Your Case With A Family Law Attorney

Termination of parental rights is a topic that can be bold, scary and emotional. At Shemesh Family Law, we know what raw emotion is, and we are here to help you in any way we can. To speak with an experienced Texas family law attorney, call 214-504-2127. You can also reach us using our online contact form. We offer a 30-minute consultation for new clients and we serve clients throughout the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area. Se habla español.