We recently had success in pursuing a private cause of action for termination of parental rights where a child had been, abandoned, abused, and neglected by the Mother.
Such private causes of actions, as opposed to actions brought by the Department of Children and Families, are both uncommon and complex .
The trial lasted several days and was the culmination of years of litigation in the case. Based upon the evidence presented, the trial Court terminated the parental rights of the Mother based upon abuse, abandonment and neglect without requiring any attempts at reunification with the Mother.
After success at the trial level the 3rd District Court of Appeals upheld the trial Court’s ruling. The Mother is seeking Further review but is unlikely to succeed in that regard.
If you have questions about a termination of parental rights case call us to discuss your situation on (786) 539-4935.