My ex-wife has refused to allow me to see my children for several years. Now my ex-wife has filed a petition to terminate my parental rights and for her new husband to adopt the children. Is there anything that I can do to prevent the adoption and to prevent my parental rights from being terminated?
Under Idaho law, a court may terminate a person’s parental rights if it is in the best interest a child, and if other conditions exist such as abandonment and neglect. Since parenting is a fundamental right, a parent has an opportunity to contest a petition to terminate his or her parental rights. A good family law attorney can help you determine what options are available to contest the petition to terminate your parental rights. Remember that a general informational series is not a substitute for actual legal representation.