Terminating Parental Rights
Experienced Clarks Summit Family Lawyers
There are few cases more complex, emotional, or important that terminating parental rights in Pennsylvania. These cases will lead to the complete negation of a parent as a child’s father or mother, as if that child was never born to them at all.
This may be needed in the case of any of the following:
- Abuse or abandonment
- Danger to the child
- When a parent committed a serious crime
- To terminate any rights or obligations
To learn more, or to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case, contact our Clarks Summit family lawyers at O’Malley Law Office, LLC. We serve Scranton, Lackawanna County,and Pennsylvania.
Voluntary vs. Involuntary Termination
There are two types of termination procedures in Pennsylvania. These include when one or both parents voluntarily give up their rights and obligations to a child, and when the proceedings are involuntary, such as when a state agency has evidence of significant abuse, neglect, or complete abandonment. In either case, termination proceedings can be brought against a parent by the other parent, by a third party, by an adopting parent, or by another individual or agency with just cause to do so.
It is important to remember that after a parent’s rights are terminated they will no longer have an obligation to provide financial support for the child and will not have a right to demand custody or visitation.
Termination Proceedings Demand Caring Representation
Complicated matters need a compassionate Clarks Summit family law attorney. At O’Malley Law Office, LLC, we can guide you through your matter, fighting for the rights of your child. We also protect you and your family so you can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
Choose a family lawyer at our Lackawanna County firm and experience the benefit of our compassion, tireless commitment to our clients, resources, and more than 80 years of legal experience. We are here to help you face better days and a brighter future.
Call (570) 391-0866 to learn more about your legal rights and options.