Termination Of Parental Rights

In order for a child to be adopted by his or her stepparent, the parental rights of the noncustodial parent must be terminated. If the noncustodial parent gives his or her consent to the termination, the stepparent adoption can move forward fairly quickly. If the noncustodial parent does not consent, steps will need to be taken to have his or her parental rights terminated by the court. This can lead to a tense situation that requires experienced legal guidance.

Helping You Through A Complex Process

Georgia courts do not take the termination of parental rights lightly. There are a number of specific factors considered, and a compelling case must be made in order for these actions to be successful. At Law Offices of James O. Bass, P.C., we represent parents on both sides of cases involving the termination of parental rights.

Among the factors that the court considers when reviewing a petition to terminate parental rights are the following:

  • Willful failure to pay child support for a period of 12 months or longer
  • Abandonment of the child
  • Deprivation
  • History of alcohol or drug abuse
  • Felony convictions
  • Child abuse
  • Parental neglect

Whether you are the parent seeking the termination of parental rights or the parent fighting to keep them, our attorneys will provide the skillful representation you need.

Contact Our Georgia Lawyers About Your Case

To start receiving the quality representation you need regarding termination of parental rights, contact our Woodstock office today at 770-628-1136 or reach us online to schedule your free consultation.