How to Terminate a Father's Rights in Illinois

By Mike Broemmel - Updated June 13, 2017
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Illinois Compiled Statutes establish the grounds for termination of a father's rights. In addition, the law sets forth the procedures used to sever a father's rights. Generally speaking, a father's rights can be terminated in adoption proceedings or if the father is determined to have engaged in a pattern of abuse or neglect of the child. In a case of abuse or neglect, there must be no reasonable likelihood that the father can be reintegrated into the life of the child.

About the Author

Mike Broemmel began writing in 1982. He is an author/lecturer with two novels on the market internationally, "The Shadow Cast" and "The Miller Moth." Broemmel served on the staff of the White House Office of Media Relations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science from Benedictine College and a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University. He also attended Brunel University, London.

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