Termination Of Parental Rights

Terminating a parent's rights is a legally complex and emotionally charged process taken seriously by Georgia courts and all involved in the proceedings. However, when it comes to the best interests, well-being and safety of children, exploring termination may be necessary.

All parties are entitled to legal representation. Whether he is representing parents or children in termination proceedings, Buford family law attorney Eric J. Tatum is skilled and experienced in presenting the relevant facts and compelling arguments in pursuing or disputing termination of parental rights.

Dedicated And Diligent Legal Representation For Parents And Children

Termination of parental rights can occur when the following occurs:

  • Parents consenting to termination or voluntarily surrendering children for adoption
  • Willful noncompliance to child support order for at least 12 months
  • Abandonment of the child/failure to develop a parental relationship
  • Parents convicted of murdering the other parent
  • Clear and convincing evidence of parental misconduct or inability involving drug/alcohol abuse, felony conviction or child abuse/neglect

Once the court determines misconduct or inability, the best interests of the child are the focus. Upon termination of parental rights, placement of the child takes priority. The courts will explore the possibility of blood relatives before considering licensed child placement agencies and foster homes.

Take Immediate Action To Protect Children And Parental Rights

To discuss a possible termination of parental rights, contact lawyer Eric J. Tatum at 770-648-2789, or toll free at 800-494-1577. The founder of The Law Offices of Eric J. Tatum, LLC, has helped Gwinnett County residents resolve legal problems both affordably and effectively.

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