A Conroe Family Law Attorney Explains the Process of Parental Termination
One of the saddest situations anyone can face is that involving a scenario where both of a child's parents are unfit to continue in the custodial role. If you are a family member with serious concerns about your minor relative's safety and well-being, we encourage you to reach out to your local Texas Child Protective Services.
If you suspect abuse, your child custody attorney will encourage you to make an immediate hotline report by calling 1-800-252-5400. From there, your attorney can help you explore the options of guardianship and eventual termination of parental rights.
Situations Involving Unfit Parents Any child custody or visitation decision is made in light of what is considered to be in the child's best interests. This includes the child's relationship with his biological parents and caretakers, the child's wishes (if age appropriate), the parents' mental and physical abilities to raise a child and any history of domestic violence or criminal activity. If Protective Services deems the child's living situation to be unsafe or hazardous, the child will be removed from the home and placed with a relative or foster family.
The biological parents will be offered services depending upon the nature of their afflictions, including substance abuse counseling or anger management. If the parents are unable after a certain period of time to comply with the court's requirements for reunification of the family, your Conroe family law attorney will begin working with state authorities to terminate their parental rights in favor of an adoption.
Contact a compassionate and experienced Conroe family law attorney today The Peterson Law Group is comprised of Conroe family law attorneys who will work with your family through even the most sensitive of issues. For more information about handling the unfit parents in your family, contact us today at 936-337-4681.