Termination of Parental Rights in Texas - The Barrera Law Firm

Dec 6, 2020
Divorce Law


Welcome to the page dedicated to understanding the termination of parental rights in Texas. Here at The Barrera Law Firm, our experienced attorney, James D Jones, is committed to assisting clients in navigating the complex legal landscape around family law and child custody issues.

Termination of Parental Rights in Texas

Termination of parental rights is a legal process by which the rights and responsibilities of a parent are legally ended. In Texas, the termination of parental rights can be voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary termination occurs when a parent chooses to relinquish their rights willingly, typically through adoption or in situations where it is deemed to be in the best interest of the child. On the other hand, involuntary termination happens when the court determines that it is necessary due to factors such as abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

The Role of The Barrera Law Firm

At The Barrera Law Firm, we understand the sensitive nature of cases involving the termination of parental rights. Our dedicated team, led by James D Jones, works tirelessly to provide compassionate legal representation to our clients. We have a deep understanding of the complexities of Texas family law and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Legal Grounds for Termination

There are various legal grounds for the termination of parental rights in Texas, including:

  • Abuse or neglect of the child
  • Endangerment of the child's physical or emotional well-being
  • Abandonment or parental absence
  • Failure to financially support the child
  • Parental incarceration
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Mental illness or incapacity
  • Domestic violence

Steps Involved in the Termination Process

The termination of parental rights in Texas involves a series of legal steps, which may include:

  1. Filing a petition for termination
  2. Serving notice to all parties involved
  3. Evidence gathering and investigation
  4. Negotiations or mediation, if applicable
  5. Preparation for hearings and court appearances
  6. Presenting the case in court
  7. Finalizing the termination order

The Importance of Legal Representation

When facing a termination of parental rights case in Texas, it is crucial to have competent legal representation. James D Jones, a trusted attorney at The Barrera Law Firm, has a wealth of experience in family law matters and understands the intricacies of Texas statutes and court procedures. Our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients and working towards solutions that prioritize the best interests of the child.

Contact The Barrera Law Firm

If you are involved in a termination of parental rights case in Texas, do not hesitate to contact The Barrera Law Firm. We offer personalized legal services tailored to your unique situation. James D Jones and our team are here to guide you through the legal process, provide professional advice, and fight for your rights. Schedule a consultation with us today to discuss your case in detail.