San Antonio Texas Adoption Attorney
The termination of parental rights can occur for a variety of reasons. Whatever the issue, people involved in the termination process need legal representation to make sure that they understand their legal rights and their options.
Handling Adoptions and Terminations
At the Law Offices of Raymond J. Vale Jr., our attorney takes the time to educate clients about the termination process. We represent them at hearings and in court. If an adoption is part of the process, our office ensures that all paperwork is completed properly.
Contact the San Antonio Law Offices of Raymond J. Vale Jr. to discuss adoption or the termination of parental rights. Call us at 210-532-2206.
Some Reasons for Terminating Parental Rights
The state or parent can petition to have parental rights terminated because the other parent:
- Abandoned or left the child in the possession of a third party for an extended period of time
- Placed the child in physical or emotional danger
- Abandoned the mother during pregnancy
- Kept the child out of school for an extended period of time
- Was convicted of a crime involving the serious injury to or death of a child
- Failed to obtain drug or alcohol treatment as ordered by the court
Termination for these and other reasons will result in the placement of the child by the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. The child may be assigned to the other parent or may be placed in foster care, depending on the circumstances. Individuals whose parental rights may be terminated should seek legal counsel if they wish to contest the termination.
Another reason for terminating parental rights is the adoption of a child by a nonparent. When a grandparent, stepparent or foster parent wishes to adopt a child already in his or her care, the parental rights of either the biological parents or one parent (in the case of stepparent adoption) must be terminated.
Representing All Parties in Termination and Adoption Matters
Our lawyer represents people in all aspects of termination and adoption proceedings. We represent the parents when another party, either the state or a third party, wishes to terminate their rights. We represent parents seeking to terminate the parental rights of the ex-spouse. We act for grandparents and foster parents who wish to adopt a child. We advocate for parents who are voluntarily abandoning their parental rights. We support parents during the international adoption process. Whatever the situation, you can be assured that our attorney will be able to provide you with sound advice and effective representation.
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Contact the Law Offices of Raymond J. Vale Jr. in San Antonio, Texas, for answers to your questions about adoption and the termination of parental rights.
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