Termination Of Parental Rights

Helping Parents Protect And Understand Their Parental Rights

For many parents, few things are more frightening than the idea of losing their parental rights or the ability to spend time with their children. However, that is the reality that many parents face. Whether the Department of Children's Services (DCS) thinks you are unfit to be a parent or someone else in your family is interested in adopting your child, it is important to work with an experienced Knoxville lawyer who can explain your options and the possible ramifications. At the law office of Montpelier, Cole, Della-Rodolfa & Ford, P.C., we represent parents throughout East Tennessee in contested adoption and other family law matters.

Should I Contest The Termination Of My Parental Rights?

If your parental rights are at issue with the court, you may have several options. Regardless of which option you choose, there are short- and long-term ramifications. It is critical to understand those effects before you decide how to proceed. For example, if the Department of Children's Services is involved, contesting the termination of your parental rights could impact the efforts that DCS is required to make in the future if they want to remove your children or children that are born in the future.

We know that our clients' children are of the utmost importance in their parents' lives, and we work aggressively to protect parental rights. In addition, we are ever mindful of the children's best interests while we are representing our clients. Learn more about the counsel we provide and your legal options by scheduling a free telephone consultation. Our attorneys can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 865-951-7324.