The termination of parental rights in Texas.
There are different reasons why a parent’s rights may need to be terminated in Texas.
- Abuse or neglect.
- Abandonment by the parent.
- Parent is criminally responsible for the death or serious injury to a child.
- When a child in an environment that mentally or physically endangers the child.
- Refusal to support the child.
Most Judges are generally hesitant to terminate a parent’s rights. However, reasons above are good basis for terminating a parent’s rights.
Also, a parent can voluntarily terminate his or her right. This is more common during adoption process.
Contact a family attorney to learn more on how to terminate a parent’s right in Texas.