Termination Of Parental Rights Attorney
Parental rights are clearly set out in the Texas family code. Texas courts have the authority to terminate a parent’s rights, under Texas law, in certain circumstance if the court finds that the termination is in the best interest of the child. A parent may have their rights terminated involuntarily or voluntarily. An individual who has standing with the court may pursue a suit to terminate a parent’s parental rights. Additionally, a governmental entity such as Child Protective Services, may initiate a suit to involuntarily terminate a parent’s rights. An individual or entity seeking to terminate a parent’s rights involuntarily has a heavy burden. There are situations where parents may choose to voluntarily terminate their parental rights; this type of termination must be approved by the court.