Your Advocate Through Changing Family Circumstances
There are many reasons why a parent may face the legal termination of their parental rights. Sometimes, it’s voluntary, like in the case of enabling a stepparent adoption. In these cases, your ex-spouse may get remarried and their new partner may want to adopt your shared child. Sometimes, it’s involuntary. Either way, skilled legal representation can make sure your rights are protected throughout this arduous process.
Attorney Jodi Loden is experienced in many different areas of family law including juvenile law, termination of parental rights and adoption laws. She is passionate about advocating for children and making sure their rights are represented throughout emotionally stressful situations. Jodi will treat your case with compassion and work diligently to do what is right for you and your family.
Voluntary Termination Of Parental Rights
There are many good and loving reasons that a parent may willingly give up their parental rights. For example, if they know that they aren’t in a good position to care for their child, they may give their child up for adoption. Terminating parental rights, even voluntarily, can be an emotionally difficult process. Along with filing a petition, you must also contact the putative father registry to verify any claims to the paternity of the child. Next, the Court will appoint a guardian ad litem for the minor and within 30 days of the hearing, they will enter a ruling.
Whether you’re entering court proceedings or are about to file for termination of your parental rights, an experienced family law attorney can help ensure you follow the correct procedures. At Peterson White LLP, we strive to defend your rights with integrity. We will be honest with you every step of the way and help you understand your options.
Welcoming A New Family Member Through Adoption
Welcoming a new member to the family can be a wonderful thing. Adoption laws in Tennessee make bringing a new person into the household accessible for many people, including those without partners. If you’re interested in adoption, call Peterson White LLP. We will sit down with you to discuss your options and come up with a strategy for how to proceed together. With offices in both Knoxville and Brentwood, we’re easily accessible to many people throughout Tennessee. We can help you start the process today.