Termination of Parental Rights in Florida

family law.jpgMany parents who are frustrated with dealing with their ex-spouses or child’s other parent consider terminating the other parent’s rights. Parental termination is a legal process in which a parent’s legal rights are taken away. In the eyes of the court, that person ceases to be that child’s parent and has no more rights or responsibilities toward the child.


Termination of Parental rights in Florida is governed by Statute § 39.806. The Statute lays out the circumstances that are grounds for termination, which include:

Abandonment or Extreme Parental Disinterest,
Felony Conviction/Incarceration,
Failure of Reasonable Efforts,
Abuse/Neglect or Loss of Rights of Another Child,
Sexual Abuse,
Child Judged in Need of Services/Dependent,
Child’s Best Interest,
Felony Assault of Child or Sibling,
or Murder/Manslaughter of Sibling.

For more information on how Termination of Parental Rights works and if its right for you contact a Jacksonville Family Law Attorney today.

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