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Can two parents have a Jury trial on a termination of parental rights case?

Spanaway, WA |

Both parents are mentally sound and have no criminal complaints against them in regards their child. The atty who was suppose withdraw and allow DAC to file the appeal refused and really messed up our chance for an appeal. Now CPS has gone further in kidnapping our child and wants to terminate our parental rights. As we have found, and two other attorneys had stated, This is not a weight issue, its an issue about how the family is. Meaning they dont like the idea of a child being raised by a arrogant man and his two girls being housewives. I would believe this would be a discrimination on how a family is not what the baby weighed at one time.

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    There is no right to a jury trial in a CPS case to terminate parental rights. However, there are sometimes defenses. You might be able to schedule a paid consultation with an experienced attorney, who would review the court file and then interview you about the facts.

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  2. There will be no jury trial in a parental termination case. The judge retains the right to make decisions that are in the best interest of the child.

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