Termination of Parental Rights in NV
Las Vegas Family Law Attorney
One of the most serious legal issues a parent may face is the termination
of parental rights. This legal action may be pursued in situations involving
domestic violence, molestation, or child abuse, as well as in cases involving stepparent
adoption, where the rights of the biological parent are terminated and the stepparent
becomes the legal parent of the child. If you need guidance, advice or
legal representation in a matter involving parental rights termination,
our firm is here to help. An attorney at Gordon Law Offices can talk to
you about the particular issue you are dealing with, offering you the
assistance you need to properly address the matter and reach toward the
outcome you're hoping for.
Your initial consultation with a
Las Vegas divorce lawyer at our law offices is free. Don't wait to call us or contact us online
to see how we can help you with your termination of parental right case.
What Is the Termination of Parental Rights?
In essence, the termination of parental rights is a legal process that
involves ending the legal rights of a parent. This would eliminate their
right to physical and legal
child custody or
visitation and would end their obligation to pay
child support. The Nevada Supreme Court refers to this as the "civil death penalty."
These cases are taken very seriously by the courts. If the termination
of parental rights is uncontested, the process may go smoothly, but if
the parent whose rights are being terminated contests the action, the
burden of proof will be set to an extremely high standard.
The best interests of the child will be the primary factor the court will
consider in a Las Vegas parental rights termination case. In assisting
a parent with a case of this kind, our law firm will strive to gather
the facts of the case and will present this logically to the court to
seek a just outcome - whether you are a parent seeking to terminate the
other parent's rights or need a strong defense in order to retain
your parental rights.