Termination of Parental Rights

The most severe outcome of the involvement of the Nevada CPS is the termination of parental rights. As you might expect, this action ends a parent’s ability to care for their own child, and moves the child into the custody of a qualified family member, a foster home, or an adoptive family. Obviously, your intent as a parent is to do everything possible to avoid this result. This should include calling a Child Protective Services attorney today.

Why are Parental Rights Terminated?

Termination of parental rights is different from protective custody. Protective custody is a temporary solution, triggered by the CPS deciding that your child is in immediate danger while under your authority. In order to have your parental rights terminated, CPS must show to the judge’s satisfaction that your child will continue to face danger if returned to your custody. Some reasons for this might include:

  • 1No change in unsafe living conditions during CPS process
  • Failure to keep up with your case plan
  • Failure to visit or inquire about visiting with child while in protective custody
  • Refusal to cooperate with CPS and the court to resolve conflict

When are Rights Terminated?

As the most extreme possible outcome of the CPS process, termination of rights only occurs after a long series of hearings. Tragically, some parents lose contact with their children completely because the court is unaware of any possibilities other than foster care or adoption. Weiner Law Group works to make the best of even the most unfortunate situation by pushing for a less extreme solution—if not complete restoration of custody, the child may be able to live with family members or competent friends.

What Termination Means

The termination of parental rights is something to be taken very seriously. In order to give a child as much stability as possible, CPS makes this termination final, without allowing for it to be reversed at a later date. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that you will still be allowed to spend time with your child once in a while and watch them grow up. If CPS is pushing for termination of rights, your case worker clearly believes that it is best for your child to be removed from your influence completely. If they are successful, you will most likely lose all contact with your child permanently. When you put your case in the hands of Weiner Law Group, you will get the best family law help in the Las Vegas area. We understand your determination to keep your family intact, and we will put our abilities to work to make that happen. Call the CPS lawyers at Weiner Law Group 702-202-0500 or fill out our contact form to talk to us about your case.