What would be a valid reason to terminate parental rights in Nebraska?
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There are many cases in Nebraska where a parent is ordered to pay child support but doesn't have any rights to see the child. It is often not that the court wouldn't grant parenting time with the child. It is often that the parent does not want to form a relationship with the child or has not filed a court action to ask to be granted those rights. Cases brought to ask for parenting time with a child have a very high rate of success.
One common ground to terminate parental rights is abandonment for 6 months. The Court is hesitant to terminate a parent's parental rights outside of an abuse or neglect context if there isn't another parent to step into that parent's shoes, such as in a step-parent adoption. Thus, abandonment for 6 months alone is not enough to terminate parental rights but is a necessary first criteria in many private termination of parental rights actions.
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