Termination Of Parental Rights
Serious Legal Representation For Serious Matters
In most cases, both of a child’s parents provide him or her with love, stability and a safe environment in which to live, even if the parents do not live together. Sadly, this is not true for every child in Orange County, California. The Law Office of Patrick A. McCall represents parents involved in a termination of parental rights case.
Terminating Parental Rights In California
In general, California courts defer to a person with parental rights over a child. These rights include the right to help determine how the child is raised, such as having a say in where the child will live and what schools he or she will attend. Raising a child is a profound responsibility, and if a parent is accused of being abusive or neglectful, he or she can lose all of his or her parental rights.
Common reasons for involuntary termination of parental rights include:
- Severe or chronic abuse or neglect of the child
- Sexual Abuse
- Long-term mental illness suffered by the parent
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Failure to support or maintain contact with the child
- Conviction for certain felonies
- Termination of parental rights over another child
Parents can also choose voluntary termination of their rights, often when giving a child up for adoption.
What We Do
As your attorney, Patrick A. McCall will advocate strongly for you. Our law firm understands how much is at stake in a parental rights termination case. Whether you are seeking to terminate your co-parent’s rights, or trying to preserve your parental rights, we will make the best possible case to achieve your goals.
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To speak with a lawyer about your case, call 714-740-8400 or email our office to set up a free consultation.