Chapter 39 Termination of Parental Rights

In Florida, a termination of parental rights (TPR) proceeding begins with the filing of a TPR petition to terminate parental rights.  This petition must contain allegations that at least one of the grounds listed in Fla. Stat. § 39.806, exists, that termination is in the manifest best interests of the child, and that the TPR is the least restrictive means of protecting the child from harm.

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