I have a TPR hearing coming up and I have been offered the ability to consent to termination of parental rights. I understand that I can have the hearing and I think the can probably prove the TPR, so what would be my benefit of consenting?
In most states, there is no benefit to voluntarily terminating parental rights, unless your state allows you to get out of paying child support as a result. Check with a juvenile law attorney in your area. Were you not appointed an attorney to assist you? If so, check with him or her. Good luck to you.
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You will be giving up any rights or responsibilities for the child. You cannot see the child any more. You will not be responsible for the child at all. Is the child being adopted by another person.
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It a Petition to Terminate your Rights has been filed the court will appoint an attorney for you. Discuss your options with her
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