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Court Procedures Relinquishment Parental Rights

Concerning court proceedings related to relinquishment of parental rights.
2020 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

Current law allows for the reinstatement of parental rights that were terminated if certain conditions are met and the child has not been adopted. The bill expands that to allow for reinstatement of parental rights in cases where a parent voluntarily relinquished parental rights and the same conditions are met.

The bill clarifies the court procedures to be followed if a respondent parent with a pending dependency and neglect case seeks to voluntarily relinquish parental rights.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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