What paperwork needs to be filed to reinstate parental rights?
I had my parental rights terminated for not paying child support for 6 months in 2012. They said it was abandonment. I filed a petition in November 12, 2019 to reinstate my rights. The judges clerk told me that I needed an affidavit with the petition and ask the court for a hearing on findings. She also told me to serve the paperwork properly on the other party.
I wrote a petition to restore rights with all the facts in the situation and ask for a hearing. This was not correct.
What paperwork do I need to file and what needs to be served on the other party. Specifically what is the heading for the motion/petition, what do I ask the judge to do? Do I ask for a hearing on the findings? Request for a trial? Request for discovery?
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Unfortunately, we can’t provide specific procedural instructions on this website. But severance is permanent, you generally cannot just petition to reinstate, there would need to be grounds to set aside the order that terminated your rights.
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