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In the State of Nevada, a Court can terminate the rights of a parent in relation to a Child. This Court Order effectively declares a Child free from the Custody of either or both parents. When considering a Termination of Parental Rights, the Primary Consideration is focused on what is in the Best Interests of the Child. At Smith Legal Group, we have participated in hundreds of Termination of Parental Rights cases and can guide you through this complicated legal process, whether you are a parent who wants to terminate the other parent’s parental rights, a parent who wants to have your own parental rights terminated, or a parent who feels their parental rights have been inappropriately terminated. Because of our vast experience in this area, we can help you determine the best route to take to effectively navigate the Courts to ensure you obtain the best-possible result.

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When is a Termination of Parental Rights Appropriate?

Not every case is appropriate for a Termination of Parental Rights. The Court considers a number of different factors when considering the Termination of a Parent’s rights, such as:

  • Abandonment
  • Neglect
  • Unfitness of a Parent
  • Risk of serious harm to the physical, mental, or emotional wellbeing of the Child

Once the Court orders the rights of a parent terminated, all aspects of the parent/child relationship are severed, including any rights to or obligation to pay Child Support. Moreover, while a parent can choose to “relinquish” their parental rights to a willing parent, they are not able to voluntarily terminate their own rights unless the Court determines that is what is best for the Child.

Contact Us Today for More Information

If you are facing a termination of your parental rights, you need a team of experienced lawyers on your side to help you through this legal process. The team at Smith Legal Group will walk you through the intricacies of your case and the potential outcomes based on the facts of your case. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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