Termination of Parental Rights Standard

Termination of Parental Rights Standard

By , Jul 14 in Law with 0 comments

Standard of Review for Termination of Parental Rights The termination of parental rights requires a two-step analysis. First, the trial court must find that clear, cogent, and convincing evidence exists of one or more statutory grounds for termination of parental rights under Section 211.447 RSMo. Once the trial court has determined one of the statutory grounds for termination exists, the trial court must then determine whether, by a preponderance of the evidence, termination is in the best interests of the child.

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