What are grounds can I terminate fathers rights ?
My daughter 13 has been w me and who she calls dad since she was 2 . Biological Fathers never been in her life never paid child support been in out jail last 10 years drugs charges has willingly signed right up to another child before ! Want get rights terminated
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The grounds for termination are listed in Texas family code section 161. Failure to pay child support in accordance with his ability is a ground. Usually the court will want a stepparent adoption to someone married to the mother to take place at the same time as the termination.
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It sounds like you have a good case for termination and adoption. However, since the termination of parental rights is akin to a civil death penalty, we highly recommend consulting with an attorney to ensure you have all your ducks in a row. To learn more, here is two great articles that will answer all your questions regarding termination and adoption.
The Termination of Parental Rights for Adoption in Texas
The Legal Challenges of Texas Adoption
The material obtained from this response is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult an attorney for advice regarding your own legal situation.