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Termination of Parental Rights in Massachusetts

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Whether you are in the process of giving up your child for adoption or adopting your spouse’s child, it is necessary to terminate parental rights in order to move forward. If you are interested in terminating your parent rights, you must obtain legal services from an experienced and skilled attorney.

At Barach Law Group LLC, we know how sensitive and serious this action can be. With more than 20 years of experience, our Framingham family law attorney has a complete understanding of state family laws to help you navigate through the potential complexities of your case. Let us help you obtain the outcome you desire immediately.

Grounds for Parental Rights Termination

There are two types of termination of parental rights: voluntary and involuntary. Prior to voluntary termination of parental rights, a termination document must be signed, which includes all legal angles covered, and needs to be notarized and witnessed. The court will then examine the case and decide whether or not termination is the best course of action.

In regards to involuntary termination of parental rights, it means that the parent is considered unfit to raise the child, and it is in the child’s best interest to terminate their rights. The Department of Children and Families is responsible for “permanency planning” to ensure that children live with a caring, stable, and permanent families. The court will consider the best interest of the child and determine whether certain grounds exist to end the biological parent-child relationship.

The following are the common grounds for involuntary termination of parental rights:

  • Abuse or neglect
  • Abandonment or “extreme parental disinterest”
  • Conviction of a crime by the parent which involves children
  • Conviction of a crime by the parent which requires significant jail or prison time
  • Sexual abuse
  • Alcohol or drug induced incapacity
  • Mental illness and deficiency

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Our Framingham family lawyer can be your advocate to either request or resist a termination petition. We can conduct a thorough investigation into the facts of the claim and determine a legal strategy to get the results you and your family want. When your rights are on the line, don’t settle for anything less than our passionate and committed legal counsel.

Contact our firm and request a consultation today.

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