At The Mathews Group, LC, our lawyers provide compassionate assistance for clients who are seeking to terminate a biological parent's rights. This action may be appropriate in cases where the biological parent is no longer a part of the child's life. Termination of parental rights can clear the way for the child's adoption by a loving stepparent or relative.
For a no-cost consultation about termination of parental rights, call 913-660-0664 or complete the simple contact form on this website. From our law office in Leawood, KS, we represent clients throughout the Kansas City metro area in Kansas and Missouri.
When Can a Biological Parent's Rights Be Terminated?
A parent's rights can be terminated in one of two ways:
- Voluntary relinquishment: The relinquishment of parental rights must be in writing and acknowledged before a judge or an officer authorized to take acknowledgments.
- Involuntary relinquishment: The natural parent's rights may be terminated on several grounds, such as abandonment without financial or emotional support for six months.
In deciding whether to terminate the rights of a parent involuntarily, the court will give primary consideration to the best interests of the child. Once a parent's rights are terminated, he or she will not have visitation rights and will not be required to pay child support.
Contact a Kansas City Family Attorney at Our Firm
For more information about termination of parental rights in Kansas and Missouri, call 913-660-0664 or complete our contact form to schedule a no-cost consultation with one of our attorneys.