While the consent of both parents is required for a voluntary termination, neither parent’s consent is required to involuntarily terminate parental rights. Situations where this can occur include the abandonment or failure to care for a child, failure to support a child, or the imprisonment of a parent.
Do you need an attorney if your parental rights are being terminated?
The procedures followed by Colorado courts terminating a parent’s rights can be very confusing. An family lawyer with experience in these matters can help you understand your rights and how they can be legally terminated. They can also file an appeal on your behalf and represent you in court.
If you are facing the potential termination of your parental rights, or if you are seeking to terminate the parental rights of an irresponsible parent, a family law attorney from the Marrison Family Law LLC can help.