Terminating Parental Rights
Parental rights are generally only terminated in two situations: (1) as part of an abuse and neglect case or (2) as part of an adoption case. Parents may not terminate their own parental rights in order to end a child support obligation or break off a parent child relationship. One parent may not terminate the other parent’s parental rights in order to end parenting time or for other reasons.
For Informational Purposes Only: This summary is provided for basic informational purposes only. It is not legal advice. For legal advice about your situation, you must talk to a lawyer.
- Michigan Legal Help offers articles and forms creation at no cost including preparing an Answer to an eviction.
- The Grand Rapids Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service offers a 30 minute conference with a lawyer for $25. Call (616) 855-0273 for an appointment.
- Visit or call the Legal Assistance Center
- Visit the 17th Circuit Court Adoption Office, 3rd Floor, Kent County Courthouse