How do I terminate parental rights in the state of Arizona?
I reside in Arizona; I was married but am divorced now. My ex-husband had many problems, mental, drugs, and alcohol. There was violence in the relationship I had 2 restraining orders against him. Once he was in jail for threatening and intimidating when we lived with my mom, he shot to a wall near my home and was taken to jail for it , his mental issues began when he was found running naked on an intersection , the court knows all this that’s why I was granted sole custody and he got supervised visits with our 3 year old at the time, my son now has 5 years old, and his father got incarcerated that same year divorced was dissolved for sexual assault and kidnapping against a 15 year old he will be released in 2021 how can I get his rights terminated with my son , his mom is our intervenor.
You would be able to start a Termination proceeding in Juvenile court to terminate father’s rights. The termination of rights is obviously a very serious matter and not done lightly. There must be a determination that there is a basis for termination, for instance, abandonment by father (generally defined as the failure to provide reasonable support and no regular contact with the child for at least 6 months). There are circumstances where incarceration would warrant termination. You should immediately seek the advice of an attorney familiar with the termination of parental rights statute.
The Sampair Group, PLLC
Arrowhead: 17235 N. 75th Avenue, Suite E-100, Glendale, AZ
City North: 5450 E High St #300, Phoenix, AZ
East Valley: 1830 S. Alma School #114, Mesa, AZ
West Valley: 623.218.1000
East Valley: 480.636.1333
To read more of Phoenix child custody law attorney Patrick Sampair’s answers on Avvo and be sure to check out his child custody page, or if you have a question for Mr. Sampair ask him directly at: http://www.sampair.com/