Parental Termination

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Colorado Parental Termination Attorney

Terminating a parent’s rights to their child(ren) can be a difficult, but not impossible, task. Termination of parental rights is typically seen when the state involuntarily terminates one or both parents’ rights due to some form of wrongdoing. Examples of situations which could lead to a state terminating a parent’s rights could include drug or alcohol abuse, physical abuse, neglect, criminal activities, incarceration or abandonment.

Individual parties, such as the other parent or a grandparent, can also petition the court to terminate a parent’s rights. The petitioning party must show through clear and convincing evidence that the parent is unfit or incapable of being in their child’s life. The court will then consider what is in the best interests of the children when deciding who should then care for the children.

In rare occasions, a party may voluntarily terminate their own rights, in which case the court would use the “best interests” standard to determine where the children should reside.

Whether you are the parent wishing to terminate another parent’s rights, a concerned grandparent, or the parent facing a termination proceeding, it is important to have competent legal counsel on your side to protect your rights. Contact us today to discuss your case.

Thisuri Wanniarachchi
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