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

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.

What is the process in Tennessee of losing all parental rights after the final custody hearing in which the parent was not ready to take custody of the infant?

Answer There must be extreme circumstances before a court will permanently revoke parental rights. For instance in cases of minor children having children the court will generally award temporary c... Read More »

Can you adopt your husbands kids without their mothers consent if she does not have custody but has parental rights in California?

Anyone is capable to adopt, all they need to be able to do is take care of the child. If the facility does not think that the way you live meets the standards for a child, they will not be able to ... Read More »