Termination of Parental Rights Attorney in Odessa, TX
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Termination of Parental Rights Overview
In Texas, a termination of parental rights (TPR) is like the death penalty for parenthood: It is a court order that severs a parent's legal rights to a child.
At Plummer Law Firm, in Odessa, Texas, we defend the rights of parents who are accused of child abuse and neglect, and we help them to retain and/or restore access to their children. If you are being investigated by the Texas Child Protective Services (CPS), had your children taken from you by the CPS, or face accusations that could lead to a TPR, we can help you.
Our attorney, Lilly Plummer, has more than 20 years of experience as a family lawyer. In addition to her years spent representing parents in child custody, child visitation and divorce cases, she worked for 2 1/2 years as the first assistant and chief child abuse prosecutor of the Ector County Attorney’s Office, where she represented CPS in all court-related matters. She has also represented parents who faced criminal charges arising from CPS investigations. Today, courts appoint her to represent both parents and children in CPS cases and private disputes. As a result, she thoroughly understands CPS and how child protection laws are implemented in Texas courts.
Retain our law firm, and we can fight to:
- Keep your child from being taken from you
- Return your child to you after a false accusation of abuse or neglect
- Stop a petition to terminate your parental rights in court
Conversely, if you need to pursue a TPR against a parent who is endangering a child, we can help you to pursue a TPR with the goal of eventual adoption or foster care. We also help clients to prove and/or disprove paternity of a child in TPR actions.
Retain an Experienced Termination of Parental Rights Lawyer at Plummer Law Firm
There are many reasons why it is important to hire an experienced attorney who understands CPS investigations and TPRs.
Although many people think courts reserve TPRs for extreme situations of child abuse or neglect, it is actually very easy for a spiteful ex, a well-meaning social worker or another person to report you to Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) using incomplete or incorrect information. Once a CPS investigation is started, it is very difficult to stop. A child (or children) may be removed from the parent's home temporarily, and if the investigation finds evidence of abuse or neglect, a TPR process may end in the parent forever losing the all rights to his or her flesh and blood.
In the circumstance that a child is endangered and should be removed from a parent, we can represent the interests of the child, the petitioning parent, or other parties who have an interest in the child's welfare. Ultimately, we can stop a witch-hunt and ensure that any actions that are taken consider the needs of the child and the parents.
Plummer Law Firm represents clients throughout the Permian Basin and West Texas. For more information about how we can help you, call us in Odessa, Texas, at 432-242-6038. Our billing is fair, predictable, and our attorney speaks fluent Spanish. La abogada habla español.
Areas of Practice
- Termination of Parental Rights
- Child Custody
Plummer Law Firm Attorneys
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