When deciding matters related to child custody, the court will always consider what is in the best interests of the child. While the court recognizes the importance of parental rights, it may also terminate a parent’s rights when the best interests of a child are at stake.

In North Carolina, termination of parental rights is guided by federal and state law, and either parent may seek to terminate the other parent’s rights. A North Carolina court may terminate the rights of a parent with evidence that the parent has engaged in acts of abuse, neglect, and abandonment, among many other reasons.

The termination of parental rights is a grave and serious matter that serves the purpose of promoting the well-being of children. To minimize the harm done to children and their families, it is important to understand the procedure and the laws that guide the termination of parental rights. Whether you are seeking the termination of parental rights or are facing the termination of parental rights, the family law attorneys at Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long, LLP can assist you in this process.

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