Under certain circumstances, parental rights can be terminated by court order. At Hedahl & Radtke Family Law Center, our attorney can investigate your case and discuss the best course of action.
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Whether you are seeking to terminate the rights of a parent or are facing the termination of your own parental rights, our lawyer can provide passionate legal services. Courts in North Carolina make termination of parental rights decisions based both on grounds and the best interest of the child. We can seek to gather and present evidence to support your case in court.
When determining if termination of parental rights is in the best interests of the child, courts consider several factors. These include the child’s age, the possibility of adoption, and the duration and quality of the relationship between the child and parent(s) facing termination. We can answer your questions and help you make informed decisions to seek a positive solution.
Typically in North Carolina, termination of parental rights occurs on an individual basis. This means that one parent’s rights may be terminated, but the other parent’s rights may not be affected. If the court deems it has the necessary grounds for terminating a parent’s rights, it may enter an order which dissolves the parental relationship.
In North Carolina, "child abandonment" is when a parent willfully neglects or does not adequately support their child. This is a misdemeanor in NC an, in some cases, is grounds for termination of their parental rights.
In North Carolina or any other state, it is not easy to terminate parental rights when it is not voluntary. In North Carolina. However, in cases of desertion, child neglect, or child abandonment, a petition to terminate parental rights can be filed. If there is no response from the parent within 30 days, then the parental rights may be terminated.
If you need knowledgeable legal assistance for cases involving the termination of parental rights, call us today at (910) 684-3370.