Termination of Parental Rights & Adoption Lawyers in Winston-Salem
Helping Families through Complex Situations
Whether 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.
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
Give us a call today at
(336) 585-8454 to discuss your unique circumstances with our firm.