Termination of Parental Rights
Termination of Parental Rights, NC Family Law
Generally, the courts prefer to not terminate someone’s parental rights unless there is another person standing by to “fill” the shoes of that parent such as with a stepparent adoption. If the biological parent whose rights we are seeking to terminate is not willing to waive his or her parental rights, we must then proceed with a hearing. To terminate a parent’s rights, we must produce evidence demonstrating that the parent is unfit or unable to provide for or care for the child due to substance abuse, non-support, prison, mental illness, criminal activity, child abuse or neglect.
For more information on termination of parental rights, please contact Rutherford Robertson, P.A. and schedule your confidential consultation today.