Termination of Parental Rights in Arizona
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Family law is a complex area of the law in Arizona, and almost every case requires
the attention and assistance of a highly experienced legal representative.
At Steven N. Cole, LLC, we are Phoenix
divorce lawyers that can help in your family law case. Our founding attorney,
Steven N. Cole, has received numerous awards throughout his years in practice, one such
award is inclusion in the Arizona Bar Foundation Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys
of Arizona every year since 2001.
When you are facing termination of parental rights, or you believe the
other parent of your child is not fit to maintain parental rights, we
are here to help. With years of experience on our side and a thorough
knowledge of the law, we can help to ensure the best interests of your
child are being upheld. Let us work with you to pursue the best course
of action and fight for your rights as a parent.
Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights
Arizona law takes parent-child relationships seriously, and it takes the
well-being of the child even more seriously. Because of this, there are
several different circumstances in which you could lose your parental
rights. Essentially, the grounds for termination of these rights are if
the parent is found to be abusive or incompetent.
Specific cases where parental rights could be terminated include:
- Child abandonment
- Willful neglect or physical abuse of the child
- The parent suffers from a mental illness or history of neglect or abuse
The father fails to file a
- The parent is incarcerated, and thus, no longer able to care for the child
An addiction to alcohol or drugs will impair a parent's ability to
care for children, and sometimes, a parent's mental stability may
be a problem. If you are concerned about your child's safety,
contact Steven N. Cole, LLC for an initial consultation. Our divorce lawyer in Phoenix will provide
vigorous litigation to help you protect your children under any circumstances.
Is your child being abused?
Because abuse, neglect, or abandonment could harm a child physically and
emotionally, the court will act in the child's best interest when
a case is brought forth. Whatever the situation, we are here to help.
We will pursue your case assertively to protect your child's well-being
and your rights as a parent. In some cases, one parent may seek the termination
of another parent's
child custody and visitation rights on the grounds that the accused parent did not "maintain a normal
parental relationship with the child." In other cases, one parent
may accuse the other of outright child abuse.
If you believe that the other parent of your child is abusive or too incompetent
to care for your child, we are here to help. We know the laws concerning
parental rights, and we know what it takes to help ensure the safety of
your children. At Steven N. Cole, LLC, we have been serving local residents
for more than two decades, we have helped achieve the results that our
clients have needed in the past, and we will implement these same effective
procedures in your case.
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Cases that involve child abuse, abandonment, and neglect deserve the most
aggressive legal tactics available. Our firm has been achieving results
for our clients for many years. We know how to utilize our many resources
to effectively investigate your case, and we know how to achieve results
in the courtroom. Attorney Steven Cole dedicates 90% of his practice to
litigation alone, so he knows what is effective in the courtroom and what is not.
When you choose us, we will offer an open and honest evaluation of your
case, including possible strategies you could pursue and an assessment
of your legal standing. Get a
case evaluation from Steven N. Cole, LLC today, and have your case evaluated by a Phoenix
family law attorney with decades of experience. When you are ready, contact
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