GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Parental Rights Termination Period Statistics

The average time it takes for parental rights termination cases to be completed is approximately 18 months.

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"About 1 in 5 children whose parental rights are terminated are eventually adopted."

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"Parental rights terminations are more common in urban areas compared to rural areas."

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"More males than females have their parental rights terminated, with a ratio of about 1.3:1."

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"States with streamlined termination processes average 120 days from filing to judgment."

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"The median age of children involved in parental rights termination cases is 5.7 years."

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"Over 50% of termination cases involve children who have been in foster care for over a year."

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"Termination of parental rights cases constitute about 10% of all family court cases."

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"The likelihood of a successful appeal in termination of parental rights cases is approximately 6%."

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"Approximately 25% of terminated parental rights cases are contested by one or both parents."

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"Around 10% of termination cases include allegations related to substance abuse."

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"Nearly 85% of states in the U.S. require clear and convincing evidence for parental rights termination."

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"Over 90% of parental rights terminations occur due to substantiated cases of abuse or neglect."

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"The appeals process for terminated parental rights typically adds an additional 90-180 days to the case timeline."

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"Legal representation is provided in 95% of termination of parental rights cases."

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"Approximately 60% of termination of parental rights cases are initiated due to neglect."

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"Termination of parental rights cases increased by 4% between 2015 and 2020."

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"Parental rights termination cases related to domestic violence account for roughly 15%."

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"About 70% of parental rights termination cases involve children under the age of 6."

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"The average duration for the termination of parental rights cases in the United States ranges from 180 to 270 days."

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"In 2019, 170,000 termination of parental rights cases were filed in the United States."

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