Written by attorney Molly B. Kenny

Understanding Termination of Parental Rights

Washington courts may agree to a termination of parental rights if the parents voluntarily relinquish their rights. In other cases, the court may find that it is in the child's best interest to terminate the child-parent relationship. Learn more about both circumstances.

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Matters related to parental rights termination can be emotional and volatile. Speak to a family lawyer in Washington for legal guidance if the other parent is petitioning to end your parental rights or if you wish to end the other parent's parental rights. Discuss how you can proceed with these matters in a way that's best for your family.

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