This article is being written to conclude and recap my series on the voluntary termination of parental rights in Melbourne and other Florida areas. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many parents operate under misunderstandings when it comes to the legal issues which surround a voluntary termination. My goal was to provide information which would assist with clarifying these issues. It was also my goal to provide information which would assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed multiple topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Florida’s process for a voluntary parental termination
- The legal impact of terminating parental rights
- Terminating parental rights for a Florida adoption
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these issues. First, Florida differs from many other states in that it limits the instances in which one can voluntarily terminate parentage. Essentially, unless an adoption is occurring the Court will not allow such a sprocess. Second, many operate under misunderstandings when it comes to the impact of a termination. Parents must understand that the surrendering party will have legal rights when it comes to the child, and that they also will have no obligations to support the child in any way. Third, understanding how to go through the termination and adoption process is important to ensuring that things go smoothly.
One point I stressed in each of these articles is the need to retain an experienced family law attorney if you or a loved one are considering a termination and adoption. Counsel can assist you with any necessary negotiations. They can also ensure that all parties involved are fully aware of the consequences involved with such a decision. I am a Melbourne parental termination attorney who understands that this is a serious decision which will greatly impact your life. My office takes pride in providing a high level of service and we are here to ensure that your case is handled properly. Contact us online or by telephone to schedule an appointment. We also service clients in the Brevard County cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.