When it comes to a divorce or separation involving a child it’s usually a fight. Two parents both wanting custody of a child. Sometimes though it’s the complete opposite. In some instances, it’s a parent not wanting any rights to their child. While it might seem hard to believe. Some do try and completely abandon their responsibilities to a child. The court makes sure this is easier said than done. Well, at least in most instances.
There are some instances where giving up rights can be done willingly. These instances must be approved by both sides and have a proper reason. The most prominent reason this would happen is a new spouse. For example, the mother wishes to marry a new spouse. The new spouse can offer to adopt the child. The father can volunteer to give up his rights for this reason. This would fall under voluntarily forfeiting rights. Even in this situation, it must go before a court. The court has to access the circumstances before approving or denying the order.
Rights are also taken away without consent depending on your current situation. If you are unable to take care of a child your rights get forfeited. Some instances of this can include prolonged incarceration. That or instances of abuse or neglect. forfeiting rights. Even in this situation, it must before a court. The court has to access the circumstances before approving or denying the order.
None of these is a guarantee to have your rights removed. Each case is handled apart when giving up rights to access the full situation. If your former spouse is attempting to end their custody contact Koleilat & Miller. Lauren Koleilat has years of experience fighting for clients and their children. Get experience and compassion in your corner. Hire a recommended attorney covering your case.