Since the laws have changed in many states, parents around the world are asking what their legalrights are when it comes to children. It depends on the state, but parents have a varying degree ofrights.
For example, if you have an unruly child and are continuously attending court hearings as a parent,you have the right to terminate your rights to the child. If your child is unruly and constantly gettingyou in trouble, then you are responsible for paying court fees, fines, and other charges for eachcriminal act committed.
As the parent, you have the right to request a hearing in your local circuit court to demandtermination of your parental rights. Many states have a time frame for requesting termination. Forexample, Michigan requires that the parent(s) write the courts within 21 days to request atermination of parenting rights. Once you file a claim and send it to the Courts of Appeal, the courtswill review your request and setup a date for the appeal. You also have the right to contact the FIAor Human Health Services–also known as Social Services--and the adoption resources to confirmthat you are requesting a termination of responsibility for the child in question.
Sometimes when parents have gone to all lengths to get help for their child and the child is notcooperating, requesting termination of their rights is the best legal advice anyone can give them,since the child is putting them at risk of going to jail for his or her behaviors.
If you are currently in this situation, you should check out your local parental rights laws. If youhave gone to extreme lengths to give your child opportunities, to discipline them, and to provide forthey, and they still persist in getting into legal trouble that involves you, you may want to considerterminating your rights as a legal guardian.