Adoptions & Parental Rights

A mother or father’s parental rights may be either voluntarily or involuntarily terminated for a variety of reasons. When the decision is made to voluntarily terminate parental rights, it is typically to make way for adoption. When parental rights are involuntarily terminated, it is generally because abuse, neglect or abandonment. A parent can lose their parental rights if they commit severe abuse, fail to visit the child, fail to pay child support, failure to follow a parenting plan ordered by the court or they are deemed to be unfit parent.

The family courts will only terminate parent’s rights if it is in the best interests of the child. Once parental rights to a child are terminated, the child is available for adoption.
At Karnes Legal Services, we offer aggressive legal representation for terminating parental rights during adoption, child custody cases, and other family law cases. The attorneys at our firm also represent clients fighting to protect and maintain their parental rights.
To speak to one of our legal professionals who is dedicated to communicating with you, is sensitive to your needs and is an effective and skilled advocate, contact the law firm of Karnes Legal Services, at 731-668-9529 Ext 101. Or, if you prefer, send us an e-mail using our secure online form. We accept all major credit cards.