Skillful And Experienced Legal Counsel During Termination Of Parental Rights And Adoption Matters

Whether you are adopting a new member into your family or terminating parental rights, Lanfear & Associates is a professional legal team that is committed to getting the best possible results for our clients. We have over 20 years of family law experience in complex legal cases, including adoption and termination in San Antonio, across state lines and internationally.

We're experienced trial lawyers who are known for our dedication, preparation and staunch advocacy on behalf of our clients.

Our firm works with clients on a personal level, creating customized legal strategies for every case. With over two decades of experience in sophisticated family law cases, we will work with you to protect your rights and your family during termination and adoption matters.

How Common Is Termination?

Termination of parental rights is a challenging legal field that removes a parent's rights to his or her children, either voluntarily or involuntarily.

Involuntary termination involves taking away foundational parental rights. These rights may be removed in limited instances, including:

  • Certain criminal activity
  • Endangerment
  • Abandonment
  • Neglect or abuse

Substance abuse problems are frequently a factor in these cases.

Voluntary termination is more common than many would expect, most often with positive intentions. Scenarios include:

  • Stepparent adoption
  • Complications with international adoption
  • Adult adoptees reconnecting with biological parents
  • A biological parent willfully forfeiting parental rights to another caregiver

Personal Counsel For Your Case

Just as every family is unique, so is every family law case. There are countless scenarios and minute details that affect the well-being of children and their rights. When you're looking to care for your children and to place them in the best situation for success, you need an experienced family lawyer who will stand up for you.

Our Experience Is Your Benefit

At Lanfear & Associates, we have dedicated professional staff with experience in many areas of family law. Michelle S. Lanfear, our lead attorney, is board-certified in family law. She has 24 years of experience working with high-conflict and complicated family law cases in Texas. She understands the nuance of complex cases and the emotional strain of family disputes.

Our firm has worked with courts throughout the San Antonio area to help families with adoptions, termination of parental rights, and other complicated disputes, including criminal matters related to family law.

Call Us To Learn More

To discuss your adoption or termination questions, call us at 210-610-2685 or send us an email about your situation. We're a highly skilled firm that understands all facets of complex family law. Call us today so we can help you.