As a divorce attorney, I know that when a parent can loses custody over his or her child it is pretty bad. Imagine when a parent loses his or her parental rights. These are sad cases but sometimes it is necessary for the protection of the child to separate the child from a parent who poses a danger to the child either because of drug use, alcohol abuse or criminality. In other situation, termination of parental rights is necessary because the parent is not supporting the child and not communication with the child. This is an absentee parent. Termination of parental rights of an absentee parents will enable the child to be adopted into a loving and supportive family.
The law and procedure regarding termination of parental rights is found in chapter 128 of Nevada Revised Statutes. A parent can lose his or her parental rights due to abandonment of the child, neglect of the child or injury to the child.