Grounds for Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights - Northern Mariana Islands

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Circumstances That Are Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights

Citation: Commonwealth Code Tit. 8, § 1418

The court may terminate a parent's parental rights when any of the following apply:

  • The parent has abandoned the child.
  • The parent is unable to discharge his or her parental duties due to physical or mental incapacity, and such incapacity is irremediable or will not be remedied by the parent.
  • The parent's conduct, faults, and habits have left the child without proper parental care and control, subsistence, education, or other care necessary for the child's physical, mental, or emotional health or morals.

Circumstances That Are Exceptions to Termination of Parental Rights

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Circumstances Allowing Reinstatement of Parental Rights

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.