What are the rights of parents that have signed over their parental rights?

Answer Answer no rights Answer none until the child is older and the parent can explain the reasons for giving up parental rights and then it is up to the child to make a decision to have a relationship... Read More »

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Does a father that was ruled unfit by a judge due to a juvenile charge have any visitation rights after the mother signed over her rights to her parents and they have not let father meet or see child?

That would vary from state to state, and court to court. You would need to contact your state child welfare department, and perhaps an attorney.

What do you do if you never signed over parental rights to someone and they have your child?

To answer this question, one would need to know how this came to pass. Did you "give" the child to them at some point? Did the State place the child with them?

What if you made a mistake and signed over parental rights?

Answer Check with an attorney in your state. Generally you have a certain amount of time to set aside the order, however, if you signed a waiver and consent, along with the petition the time limit... Read More »

Can a mother request from the judge to reinstate fathers parental rights once she has already petitioned the court to terminate his rights and the judge did terminate his parental rights?

Yes. It's called "disruption" and it does happen. Sometimes a child comes home with problems so severe that they cannot be handled by the new family; in such cases, the parents can seek to disrupt ... Read More »