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Termination of Parental Rights in West Virginia

Abuse & Neglect, Parental Rights (& Termination)

Last updated on 08/23/2021 at 4:43 pm

What rights does a parent have to his or her child?

What does termination of parental rights mean?

How can a person’s parental rights be terminated?

Abuse and Neglect

Who can start the process to terminate a parent’s parental rights in an abuse and neglect case?

What is child abuse?

What is neglect?

How does the process to terminate rights start in an abuse and neglect case?

What standard does the court use to terminate parental rights through the abuse and neglect process?

Can a parent voluntarily terminate his or her own rights in an abuse and neglect case?

Do I have to pay child support after my parental rights have been terminated in an abuse and neglect case?

Can my parental rights be restored after they have been terminated in an abuse and neglect case?

Adoption

How does an adoption terminate a parent’s rights?

How does the adoption process start?

What is abandonment?

Can a parent voluntarily terminate his or her own rights in an adoption?

When will the court grant an adoption?

Can my parental rights be restored after they have been terminated in an adoption?

When should I contact an attorney?