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Legal Topics: Termination of Parental Rights

Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statues, index topic Termination of Parental Rights; Chapter 260C, Child Protection, §§260C.301 to 260C.328, Termination of Parental Rights.
  • Resources: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Dunnell Minnesota Digest, Minnesota's legal encyclopedia, has an article on Parent and Child; Part 7 is Termination of Parental Rights.
  • Family Law Advice Clinics, from the Minnesota State Law Library Referrals page.
  • Legal Advice Clinics & Self-Help in the Courts, from the Self-Help Center.
  • Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) , from Legal Aid.
  • Related Topics: Adoption; Child Custody and Parenting Time; Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS); Child Support; Paternity


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    Minnesota State Law Library: Legal Topics: Termination of Parental Rights
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