Memphis, TN asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Arkansas

Q: can I get rights terminated if I put a stop to revolving door biological dad due to it hurting my 5 year old?

bio dad has never consistenly been around. he comes and goes whenever with months in between contact. He does not have any court order visitation. Never been to court at all. He is on the birth certificate.

I’m in Conway arkansas. Not sure why it says Memphis TN

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Patrick R. Lee
Patrick R. Lee
Answered
  • Crossett, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Does he have court awarded visitation? You can't get his parental rights terminated, only DHS or a court-appointed attorney ad litem can do that.

If he doesn't have a court order stating he is entitled to visitation, you don't have to let him see the child. I would want to see all of the court documents regarding your custody arrangement before giving you any real advice, though.

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