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Termination Of Parental Rights Attorney

Termination Of Parental Rights In California

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Reasons A Parent’s Rights Can Be Terminated

There are a variety of reasons why a parent’s rights can be terminated in California. These include: this child has been left without provision for the child’s identification by the child’s parent or parents; the child has been left by both parents or the sole parent in the care and custody of another person for a period of six months without any provision for the child’s support, or without communication from the parent or parents, with the intent on the part of the parent or parents to abandon the child; or, one parent has left the child in the care and custody of the other parent for a period of one year without the provision for the child’s support, or without communication from the parent, with the intent on the part of the parent to abandon the child.

Parental rights can also be terminated through a Dependency Court action. A child is brought to the attention of the dependency court typically by neglect or abuse.

Determination of Presumed Parent

The presumed father is the legal father of the child. This father is either married to the birth mother or his name is on the baby’s birth certificate. Sometimes he is not the biological father of the child. Likewise, a presumed mother can be established (though it is less common) by a court of law, and she would be entitled to the same claim.The consent of a presumed father makes adoption by a new parent easier, but it is not necessary. The court can terminate parental rights of any parent if sufficient legal grounds are met. Presumed fathers must be notified; however, if they do not respond, the Court can move forward.

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