Texas Termination of Parental Rights Lawyer

Houston and Galveston Family Law Attorneys:
Termination of Parental Rights Proceedings

The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates handles both voluntary and involuntary termination of parental rights, in stepparent adoptions and in interventions by Child Protective Services.

We have represented parents in danger of being permanently separated from their children, as well as adoptive parents or family members advocating for an abused or neglected child.

If you are involved in a termination of rights proceeding or controversy, call (281) 280-0100 to arrange a consultation. Our experienced family law attorneys practice in Harris, Galveston, Brazoria and surrounding counties of Texas.

Texas Termination of Parental Rights Attorney

Tad Nelson has practiced in family law in the Houston and Galveston County area since 1995. He has substantial experience in parental rights cases and understands the urgency and gravity of the situation. The courts are concerned with the safety, welfare and best interests of the child, but demand a high standard of proof before terminating a parent’s rights and relationship with a child. We have access to investigators, psychologists and other experts to support our client’s position.

Our legal team has been involved in all scenarios:

  • Voluntary termination in stepparent adoption cases, such as terminating the rights of a biological father who has not been involved with the child
  • Involuntary termination in adoption cases, as when the biological parent has personal problems or documented abuse but is fighting to retain custody or visitation rights
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) initiating termination of parental rights on the basis of child abuse, severe neglect or abandonment, or the parent’s imprisonment or drug addiction

In voluntary termination, we work to locate the absent parent and ensure that all the paperwork is in order so that the parent who is relinquishing rights will stay out of the picture.

In involuntary termination, we typically represent the custodial parent and would-be stepparent, grandparents seeking custody, or legal guardians paving the way to formally adopt. However, we also represent parents whose kids have been taken away by overzealous CPS caseworkers and now face termination proceedings.

Galveston and Houston Adoption Law

We will explain your rights and the process, and fight for the best interests of the child at the center of these emotionally charged hearings. Contact our League City office to schedule a consultation with our experienced lawyer.