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Kentucky sets forth the grounds for a court involuntarily terminating parental rights in KRS 625.090. The statute basically gives the essential elements, all of which much be proved by the heightened standard of “clear and convincing” evidence: the child has been abused or neglected (and there are three wasy to show this) and that [...]
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Case Law Development: Poverty Not A Basis for Termination of Parental Rights
The California Court of Appeals has issused an unpublished opinion that is an excellent case study of the relationship between poverty and termination of parental rights. A presumed father's parental rights had been terminated because he was unable to provide...
Ky COA Renders One To Be Published Family Law Case Today
M.E.C. v. Commonwealth of Ky, et al, involuntary termination of parental rights. Digest to follow.
Termination of Parental Rights and Absentee Clients
I sat through a whole day of termination of parental rights trial yesterday. My client is the father of one of the kids and he was in federal prison for most of the child in need of assistance action...
M.E.C. v. Com., Termination Of Parental Rights (Ky)
M.E.C. v. Com. , --S.W.3d?(Ky. App. 2008), 2007-CA-001904-ME Mother appealed judgment terminating her parental rights to two children. KRS 625.090 provides that parental rights may be involuntarily terminated if the court finds from the pleadings and clear and convincing evidence that the child has been adjudged to be an abused and neglected child, as defined under KRS 600...
Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 6 today (and 10 NFP)
For publication opinions today (6): In Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of A.B., and Angela B. and Brian J. v. Lake Co. Dept. of Child Services - a 15-page opinion, the Court reverses an involuntary termination of parental rights, on the...
Case Law Development: Termination of Parental Rights Does not End Child Support Obligation
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In an unpublished opinion, the Illinois Supreme Court has held that the termination of parental rights does not extinguish a child support obligation unless the child is being adopted...