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How Do You Terminate Parental Rights in Texas?

Sometimes it can be necessary to seek the termination of parental rights in order to successfully resolve certain family law matters. It is a very sensitive legal matter that can have very serious implications for the child and the parent. Working with a dedicated Dallas parental rights attorney can be crucial in obtaining the termination of the parent’s rights. Our team at Lisa G. Garza is led by an attorney who has 25 years of legal experience and has helped clients through complex legal situations.

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Grounds for Terminating or Relinquishing Parental Rights in Texas

In the Texas Family Code, parental rights can be terminated voluntarily or involuntarily. When someone voluntarily terminates their parental rights, it’s usually because they want to stop paying child support. When someone’s parental rights are involuntarily terminated, it’s generally because they are endangering their child in some way.

There are numerous circumstances that can influence the court’s decision to terminate someone’s parental rights. Some of these circumstances include:

  • If the mother used drugs or alcohol during the pregnancy
  • If one parent left the child alone or with someone else and expressed an intent to not return
  • If one parent left the child alone or with someone else and with an expressed intent to return, but did not provide adequate support for the child while they were gone
  • If one parent placed the child in dangerous conditions
  • If one parent abandoned the child
  • If one parent did not comply with court orders, such as enrolling the child in school
  • If one parent was responsible for committing acts of family violence

The Texas Family Code lists many other scenarios that can lead to the termination of parental rights, so it’s important to discuss your unique case with a parental rights attorney that can help you understand this complex issue. You should also seek legal counsel if someone is trying to unjustly terminate your parental rights out of spite or for revenge. The team at Lisa G. Garza can help you!

Common Reasons to Pursue the Termination of Parental Rights

Family law issues that can be resolved through termination of rights include:

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Adoption

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Step-parent adoption

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Grandparents’ rights

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Protective orders

What Happens When Parental Rights Are Terminated?

When parental rights are terminated, the father or mother is revoked of all parental rights to their child, such as custody and visitation. A parent will also not be required to pay child support if their parental rights are terminated.

Need Legal Help to Maintain a Safe Environment for Your Children?

Attorney Garza wants to keep clients adequately informed about their cases and does so by providing open and honest communication. We provide dedicated legal representation for clients.

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