There are a number of scenarios where a person could have to run into the issue of their parental rights being terminated, or trying to terminate another person’s parental rights. Regardless of the scenario, however, it can be very difficult for parental rights to be terminated. The most common way a person’s rights are terminated is through voluntary relinquishment, which is exactly what it sounds like, a parent giving up their rights. This is a very serious decision and one that cannot be revoked so it is important that you understand every aspect of it before you relinquish your rights, you can do so by calling the attorneys at Ogden Divorce Law. The other route for termination of parental rights is the tough one, and that is involuntary relinquishment.
Involuntary Relinquishment of Parental Rights
Involuntary relinquishment obviously means that the parent’s whose rights are being terminated does not want it to happen and may be fighting it. In Utah a court may terminate rights of a parent if it finds that the parent has abandoned the child, abused or neglected the child, is unfit or incompetent, or has failed to support or communicate with the child. Ultimately the court is looking for what is in the best interest of the child, so whomever is trying to terminate the rights must show that the parent is more than just a bad parent but that its in the best interest of the child that the parent have no rights concerning the child. This can be a very tough standard to reach and it can be very difficult to be successful in such a claim, the common scenario is when its related to an adoption and sometimes in a divorce.
Ogden Family Law Attorney | Terminating Parental Rights
If you are wondering if you can have another person’s parental rights terminating or if someone else or the State is attempting to terminate your rights than call Ogden Divorce Law. We serve all of Northern Utah, including Ogden, Logan, and Farmington. Call or email us today to find out more.