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Terminating Parental Rights, What You Need to Know


Terminating Parental Rights or “TPR” severs the parental rights to ones biological child. The State of North Carolina defines specific grounds in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-1111, for which a TPR may be performed. Grounds for termination of parents rights include, but are not limited to; abuse or neglect of a juvenile; that the parent is incapable of providing for the proper care and supervision of the juvenile, the parent has willfully abandoned the juvenile for at least six consecutive months or the parent has voluntarily abandoned an infant for at least 60 consecutive days immediately preceding the filing of the petition or motion. These are only some of the grounds for terminating parental rights. If you are considering seeking the termination of parental rights for one of your child, contact an attorney at Blood Law today.