Termination of Parental Rights (TPR)
There are two types of termination of parental rights (TPR) actions. In the first type, an agency having custody of a child files a termination of parental rights against the current legal parents. The filing agency could be CPS or a private adoption agency that has custody of the child.
The second type of termination of parental rights action is when a person having custody of a child files a termination action against the legal parent. This could happen in a variety of scenarios. It could be a mother filing to terminate the parental rights of the father or vice versa so that a step-parent can adopt. It could be grandparents wishing to terminate parental rights so that they can adopt their grandchild. It could be a person who has had custody of someone else’s child for several years who wants to formally adopt the child. In each of these types of TPR cases, legal parents have the opportunity to either hire their own attorney or to try to qualify for court-appointed counsel.
Hunt Law Group, P.C. has represented many parents in termination actions for over nine years. We are well versed in the law and ensure that our clients receive the best representation possible during their TPR hearing. Our firm also has experience representing petitioners in TPR actions who wish to free a child from the legal relationship with their parent in order to either adopt the child or to legally secure the child’s future.
Responsible Individuals List (RIL)
If CPS determines that a person has abused or seriously neglected a child, they will seek to place that person on the Responsible Individuals’ List. This is a confidential list available only to child placing agencies, but many people still wish to contest their name being placed on this list. Our firm will assess your case and determine whether you are eligible to file a Petition for Judicial Review.