Dear Jessica, The Florida judges do not grant voluntary termination of parental rights, unless there are extreme circumstances or there is someone on the wings ready to adopt. Extreme circumstances may be if the parent is in prison for a long time; is an ordinary offender or addicted to an illicit substance or alcohol. Perhaps, at some point, you would like to collect family allowances from your ex to help you support your daughter. It`s an easy way for him to end his parental rights and be on the road. Parents who believe that their rights are likely to be threatened or who have been asked to relinquish their rights are strongly encouraged to seek the help of an experienced family lawyer or to speak (in case of dependency proceedings) with the public authorities involved in the proceedings. The sooner a parent asks for help and takes action, the more likely it is that the parent`s rights will not be terminated. The termination of parental rights is a serious act which, in most cases, is permanent and irrevocable. In other words, once a court has terminated a parent`s rights, it is very difficult for that parent – and in most cases impossible – to recover those rights. It is extremely important that a parent who is invited to sign a consent, or to surrender, fully understand the document before signing it. As soon as consent or surrender is signed and executed correctly, a parent who wishes to “cancel” such a document must provide proof that his signature was obtained by fraud or deception. I have an 8-year-old daughter whom I have been caring for since birth.
Before discussing the end of parental rights, it is important to understand exactly what parental rights mean. Under the law, the rights of parents allow parents to take certain actions on behalf of their child and make necessary and important decisions for the child. Parental rights are considered “automatic” for biological parents, adoptive parents, adoptive parents and, depending on the situation, legal guardians. The elterres usually include at least the following: it is not their responsibility to grant you sole custody; or to end his parental rights. End of Parents` Rights by: Teresa of Venice, Florida My husband has a child from a previous relationship which he obtained full custody of in 2009. He`s provocative, he`s on drugs, he`s stealing stuff from family members and comrades. He harassed my 4yo when he was 3 years old. He went to his grandparents` house to stay, and we only filed a complaint recently. As he was in the grandparents` house, he stole from them, was expelled from school and was suspended for 5 days. All within two months. Grandparents don`t want custody or guardianship.
The councillor said it was not a good idea for them to take on that responsibility. (Why I don`t know!) You forced my husband not to charge when it all happened in December, even though we did recently. The bio-mom guys is not at all in the picture. She hasn`t even launched her case plan (the one in 2009, when the children were taken) and she has 0 custody, but she has rights. We are in a dilemma. The grandparents say we take him home. That is not an option. I have three children under the age of 10 and I`m going to let them live like this. In addition to what he had done to my son, he kept telling me that he wanted me to die and many other things as well.
If my husband renounces his rights, the state will do so for the task and it is even possible to end the rights if the ENFANT is the culprit?–OMG What a sad story. I really feel for you and your family. Looks like you`re doing everything you can. Reducing fees and including the DCF would be my recommendation, but you are already doing so.