All parents are expected to protect their children’s physical and emotional wellbeing. A parent who is incapable of doing so or who poses an active threat to a child’s wellbeing may have his or her parental rights terminated.
In general, American courts operate under the philosophy that it is usually in the child’s best interests to have a relationship with both parents, which means both parents will still have visitation time, and likely custody rights. However, a parent may attempt to have the other parent’s rights terminated in certain circumstances.
The following are some examples of situations in which this could happen:
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