Long Island Attorneys Advise on Parental Rights Termination in New York

Aggressive advocates for your child’s welfare and your parental rights

Situations sometimes arise where the best interests of a child dictate that a father or mother should surrender parental rights. This process can be voluntary, as with an unwed mother who gives her child up for adoption, or compulsory, as when an unfit parent is a danger to a child. At Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C., we take on tough child custody and parental rights cases. We help concerned parents negotiate voluntary terminations when it’s in the child’s best interests, but we also protect them from unwarranted interference with their parental rights. For more than 25 years, our firm has engaged in tough, principled negotiation and litigation to get results for our clients.

Negotiating voluntary terminations to free children for adoption

Voluntary termination is appropriate when adoption is in the child’s best interest. Often a mother favors the adoption, either by a couple or a step-parent she has recently married, but the father presents an obstacle. If the father is engaged in the child’s life and is a positive influence, that’s the end of the story. However, if the father is disconnected from the child and uninterested in exercising paternal responsibilities, it’s often possible to get him to surrender parental rights, especially when he understands that child support obligations terminate as well.

Litigating actions to terminate parental rights

A more common scenario arises when a custodial parent has neglected or abused the child. In that case, the other parent, the grandparents or a social worker can petition the court to intervene for the child’s protection. We represent:

  • Parents seeking a modification of child custody based on neglect or abuse by the custodial parent
  • Grandparents petitioning the court to be named guardians of their abused and neglected grandchildren
  • Custodial parents defending against allegations of abuse and neglect

If your ex-spouse has crossed the line from hostile, aggressive parenting to outright abuse, we can help you. We provide aggressive representation in neglect proceedings to protect your child’s health and welfare. However, if your spouse is making scurrilous allegations to win a custody or relocation dispute, we can defend your reputation and your parental rights.

Contact our Long Island attorneys to discuss your rights in a parental termination action

Parents have a right to a loving relationship with their children, but when there is abuse, those rights must end. For touch fights over parental termination, you can trust Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. to deliver the aggressive and efficient representation we’re known for. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 1.631.479.3839 or contact our office online.