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Can parental rights be terminated if a parent hasn’t financially provided or been a present figure in a child’s life for 10 yrs?

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: March 15, 2022

Q: I’ve never married and have been the sole parental figure in my children’s life for 10+ yrs ( I am the sole financial & emotional provider,), their father has no communication or provides child support, sadly has no relationship with the children. He doesn’t respond to agree on travel consent form, to at least take a vacation…

A: Under NYS law, there’s no way to terminate a parent’s rights outside of the context of an adoption proceeding. As such, if you’re looking to do so, then file the adoption. Otherwise, to travel internationally without his consent you’ll need a court order of sole custody. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Custody attorney for a full assessment.

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