Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mississippi Revised TPR Statute Issue

I had an interesting discussion yesterday about Mississippi's new termination of parental rights statute yesterday with a fellow attorney.  The issue that appears to be a problem under the new statute is that there is no provision that the consent to termination filed is irrevocable.  Under the new statute, the consent has to be accepted by the court prior to it becoming final.  The biggest problem this creates is with adoption agencies where children are surrendered at birth. The concern is that the parent could try to revoke the consent prior to the court accepting it with no real recourse. 

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