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Termination of Parental Rights Attorney in West Houston

Attorney Schouten Helps Fight For The Best Interests of You & Your Family

When a parent refuses to be involved in a child’s life, the other parent may wish to terminate that individual’s parental rights. It is important to realize that there could be financial risks involved with this. For instance, if the parent has been paying child support, terminating his or her parental rights would make these payments no longer a requirement.

There is a lot to think through when it comes to terminating a parent’s rights. Whether you are seeking to terminate your ex-spouse’s parental rights or defending against a spouse who is trying to terminate yours, the West Houston parental rights lawyer at Schouten Legal can provide you with the legal advocacy you need. He has represented clients who face similar situations to yours, and he is committed to fighting for the best interests of you and your child.

Walter Schouten is a dedicated family law attorney. Reach out to him today at (832) 772-5774 to schedule an appointment.

Grounds for Termination in Texas

There are a variety of reasons that a parent’s rights regarding their children could be terminated.

Grounds for termination of parental rights include:

  • The parent has knowingly placed the child in harmful conditions
  • The parent has failed to provide financial support
  • The parent has voluntarily abandoned the child
  • The parent has abused the child
  • The parent is deceased
  • The parent is in prison

When seeking to terminate the rights of a child’s parent, an individual must file a petition of termination with the court. In order for a court to rule in favor of termination, the judge will need to see clear and convincing evidence that the parent’s conduct legitimately meets the grounds for termination. The judge will also need to see proof that this course of action is in the best interests of the child.

Call Schouten Legal at (832) 772-5774

If you are involved in a case that pertains to the termination of parental rights, whether you are trying to obtain or prevent termination, the West Houston termination of parental rights attorney at Schouten Legal can help. You can count on the experience and knowledge that he has gained over the years working for, against, and alongside some of the best attorneys in the southwest Texas area.

Contact Attorney Walter Schouten today at (832) 772-5774 for experienced legal counsel for all your family law needs.

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