The NCP has been in and out of our child's life since 2011. The average time of no physical contact is 6 months and no communication goes about 3-4 months. The average time spent with NCP ranges between 1-6 days, when NCP utilizes visitation. My spouse has been wanting to adopt the child because it has proven more stable and consistent than the NCP. We have provided the NCP means to communicate with the child, but reuses to do so. The NCP moved recently and the day of the move never called or physically said, "Good Bye" to the child. The child was 4 houses away from the NCP. The child is now 4 1/2 years old.
Consult an Attorney to discuss whether you have grounds for involuntary termination or can get him to relinquish. Then you'll definitely want a lawyer for the adoption.
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Terminating a parent's rights to a child is a very complicated process, and you will most likely need an attorney to guide and advise you. Good luck to you!
As already answered: what you propose is entirely possible. You will need an attorney to help. If you cannot afford an attorney then apply for legal aid.
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You will need family law specialist to determine whether he or she can secure a voluntary affidavit of parent-child relationship by the parent to proceed with termination of parent-child relationship. Otherwise your attorney must prove an involuntary ground in Chapter 161, Texas Family Code, and prove that ground and best interests of your child by clear and convincing evidence to terminate parental rights. Termination is a prerequisite to adoption. Good luck. See family law specialist.
I agree with the other answers you received. You need a knowledgeable family law attorney who practices in Williamson County to help you with this case. This is not something you should attempt to do on your own! Good luck!
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