Women's Rights (1)Parental Rights
As a parent, it is understandable to want to be involved in your child’s life as much as possible. This can include spending time with your child and having the right to make decisions that will affect his or her life. Unfortunately, a parent’s rights can be challenged in some instances, threatening their right to one or more of the following:
- Child custody
- Consenting to medical treatment for the child
- Have property inherited by the child and vice versa
- Approving certain decisions, such as military enlistment
These rights are most often extended to biological parents. Foster parents or legal guardians may also be afforded parental rights in certain circumstances. Obligations can also be included, such as:
- Financial support
- Care and/or supervision
- Legal liabilities for the child’s actions
- Providing a safe living environment
If your parental rights are being threatened, or if you feel that you are being held responsible for things that should not be your responsibility, there are legal options available to you. Any legal disputes regarding parental rights and obligations should immediately be handled by a skilled litigator.
The articles below may help in understanding how parental rights are handled in family law.