Termination of Parental Rights & Adoption

Termination of Parental Rights & Adoption Lawyers in Winston-Salem

Helping Families through Complex Situations

Planning to Adopt a StepchildWhether you are planning to adopt a stepchild, a grandchild, or a child who is unrelated to you, the rights of the child’s biological parents must be terminated before the adoption can proceed. At Payne & Associates, our family law attorneys represent clients in adoption and guardianship cases that involve terminating a parent’s rights in Winston-Salem.

Please contact us at (336) 585-8454 to schedule a consultation with our team today.

Terminating a Parent’s Rights

Biological parents are expected to provide for their child – a parent cannot relinquish their parental rights simply to avoid paying child support or providing the necessary care. Their rights may, however, be terminated by a court in situations involving abuse, neglect, abandonment, or failure to support the child.

A biological parent’s rights may also be terminated if a guardian, step-parent, or other party is seeking to adopt the child. The other parent can voluntarily relinquish his or her rights in this situation. If the parent refuses to relinquish their parental rights, you can pursue a petition in court.

Our termination of parental rights and adoption lawyers in Winston-Salem can explain the options you have in your unique situation and guide you through the legal process. We strive to find positive solutions for our clients and their families, always keeping the child’s best interests in mind.

Dedicated Adoption Attorneys

After a parent’s rights have been terminated, you can proceed with your adoption. At Payne & Associates, we have extensive knowledge of adoption law, and our attorneys have guided many clients through the adoption process. We can advise you accordingly and ensure that you meet all the legal requirements so that your adoption can be completed smoothly and efficiently.

Give us a call today at (336) 585-8454 to discuss your unique circumstances with our firm.

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