What does it mean to retain parental rights but lose custody?

Answer It means you have lost your right to physical and legal custody but you are still eligible to request visitation rights. Without parental rights you have no rights whatsoever in regards to your child.

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How many years can your child be in another's custody before you lose all parental rights and the state allows them to be legally adopted?

That would depend on what the court thought of your relationship with the child.

Can a parent lose custody of a child if parental rights are not voluntarily relinquished or terminate by the court?

Your ex husband and you got custody of your step daughter from dhr the mothers parental rights were not terminated how can you get custody of this child?

Can you regain custody or visitation rights once parental rights have been terminated in Virginia after child has been adopted?

Ideally both parents would sit down and talk but it looks like that won't happen so depending on the resolve of the fathers parents, the case could end up in the courts, there is no way to tell wha... Read More »