Termination of Parental Rights – North Carolina

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Termination of Parental Rights – North Carolina

Family law: child custody, child support attorney in Hendersonville and Asheville, NC, areas.

Removing a parent’s constitutional rights with regards to their children is a serious event. Because of the importance of this right, NC requires proper procedural steps before terminating someone’s parental rights.

This parental right can be removed by relinquishment (a parent consenting to give away their parental right) or court action to order parental rights be terminated.

In order to terminate parental rights by court action, the one of the following grounds must exist: 1 – The parent has abused the minor child

2 – The parent has neglected the minor child,

3 – The parent leaves the child in foster care for an extended period of time,

4 – The parent fails to contribute to costs of caring for the child for an extended period of time,

5 – The father of a non-marital child fails to take steps to change the child’s status,

6 – The parent is mentally incapable of providing care or supervision for the child,

7 – The parent abandons the child for an extended period of time.


The termination of parental rights must also be in the “child’s best interest” before the court will order termination.

Mr. Jones represents clients in the greater Hendersonville and Asheville, NC, areas regarding termination of parental rights issues. Schedule a consultation today to learn more at 828-693-0222.


Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is merely for educational purposes only. No legal advice is being given to the viewer of these webpages. No attorney client relationship is created between you, the reader, and the attorney named in this website. An attorney client relationship is only created between you and the attorney after you have met with the attorney in-person and the attorney has agreed to represent you. As in any case, the facts and circumstances of each client may change the outcome of the case. And always, the law in North Carolina is continuously changing and being updated. Schedule an appointment to talk with an attorney before you take any legal action.


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