He hasn’t been very involved he has only seen her about 15 times in 8 years. I haven’t heard from
Him or received child support. Her father was in the Air Force and went awol over a year ago. My husband who is not my daughters father is in prison for a attempt sex assault of a child. I never plan to live with him and don’t plan on him adopting my child obviously. Is there a way to terminate her fathers rights without having someone to adopt her?
If you wish to terminate the parental rights of the father, contact a local family law attorney. Your attorney can review all of the facts and advise you how to proceed. You have to show the court that the termination is in the child's best interest and follow the Texas Family Code Chapter 161. Termination is not a simple process; you definitely need an attorney.
Thank you very much for allowing me to provide you with information. This information does not constitute an attorney-client relationship nor does it constitute specific legal advice, which I cannot provide in this forum.
You should consult with a family attorney about a couple of things: 1) what benefits your child may be eligible for through the father's service in the Air Force, and 2) whether there are any grounds for his rights to be terminated. Texas judges are very hesitant to terminate the rights of a parent if there isn't a "step-parent" in the wings wanting to adopt. Texas public policy is that each child should have two parents with a duty to provide for the child.
This is general legal advice. An attorney-client relationship has not been formed. Please contact an attorney for specific advice on your case.
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