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My understanding (in the State of Ohio) is that Ohio counts support payments as "contact"; thus, even if the non-custodial parent never showed up (in my case for nearly 6 years) the State of Ohio says "well he's been paying support so we count that just like him having continual weekly contact with the child". I feel this is total BS but what can I do, besides move out of state (incidently, my ex not seeing my child gives me a great advantage to move out of state, however - so i'd be better off moving than staying here. go fig)
It's doubtful the court will terminate his parental rights if he's providing financial support (even if he hasn't maintained contact with the child). However, you can contact him and see if he'd be willing to voluntarily terminate his parental rights, in which case the court might agree to allow that. And, he may be willing to do that because that means that he will no longer have to pay child support.
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Yes, the father does have to pay child support married or not. Aslong as you ARE the father. If the father is ordered to pay child support by the court, thenthat order stands …until the child is emancipated or if the order ismodified.
In most states, the courts will not allow you to "sign over yourrights" unless it is for the purpose of adoption and another personhas agreed to become financially responsible… for the child. Ifsomeone is adopting the child, signing a consent for the adoptionwill end all obligations but will not wipe out any child supportarrearage.
Does a single father who was never married to the child's mother need to establish custody before he can petition the court for child support?
Parental custody rights must usually be established before child support can be addressed. Generally the parent with whom the child resides is the one that the cour…t presumes is the custodial parent unless the parent who the child does not live with wishes to contest the matter. However, since no marriage existed between the parents, it will in this case be necessary for the father to file suit for custodial rights before he can pursue any other actions against the absentee mother. In addition, paternity must be established by the father to the satisfaction of the court according to the laws of the state in which the child was born, before the court will take the custodial matters and other issues pertaining to the child into consideration.
What can a mother do for a child's support if the father of her child is on SSI and does not have a job and does not have to pay child support?
Answer If the father is on SSI the child is entitled to check too from SSI. If the paternity of the child has been established you are fine. You can contact SSI with th…e childs birth record, file a child support action and the child will receive his own check. If paternity has not been established hire and attorney or contact you local child support enforcement agency.
Can the biological mother request relinquished parental rights if the biological father does not pay child support or make contact?
If the mother of a child wants to sign over all rights to the child's father does she still have to pay child support?
I would think so. Unless she makes a deal with dad not to and they both agree. Get it in writing, so go get an attorney to make sure.
In Minnesota Can the biological mother request relinquished parental rights if the biological father does not pay child support but does make contact?
I am a divorced mother of two from Minnesota. The Statute for family law is pretty clear that parenting time and child support are not all inclusive, meaning if the cour…t awards paranting time to the non-custodial parent and orders the non custodial parent to pay child support but child support is not being paid that parent can still exercise their parenting time. Recommendation: It is not a good child focused decision to deny parenting time to the non custodial parent just because that parent refuses to pay child support. Work with your county child support office for collection of arrears. The child(ren) should not be put in the middle of personal grown up stuff like that. The child(ren) have the right to see and spend time with both parents.
If i sign my parental rights up and i am not the child's biological father do i still pay child support?
You will need to take a paternity test to prove you are in fact not the biological father. A man just was released from jail in Atlanta because it turns out he was not t…he biological father and had been previously jailed for falling behind on child support payments... Always take the test to be sure and then you can make the right decision.
What right does a father have when he pays child support and he has never been married to the mother?
None until granted the by a court. see link below
Does a father in MI have legal right to visit his child if he is paying support to his child's mother?
Payment of child support does not automatically confer a right to visitation. I suggest that you file a motion in the appropriate court to compel visitation. SEE LINKS BELOW …
Is he being denied access?
That would depend on the laws of your State. Generally, the crime of child abandonment occurs when the parent who is charged with the custody and care of the child leaves the… child with the intent of abandoning it. Therefore a father who is paying child support is the non-custodial parent and cannot be charged with child abandonment. You can check your state laws at the related link.
One parent can not take the other parents rights away. The parent has to relinquish their own rights.
If your child's father pays child support but has not had any contact with her in a year does he still have any rights to her?
Yes. He has rights until his rights are terminated by a court order.
One does not mitigate the other, so it would be up to a judge to grant both requests.
What rights does a father have if he is not on the child's bith certificate has never helped finacially and doesn't pay child support?
Paternity must be established before any discussion of rights. Once that is done, the father has the right to pay child support and the right to petition for visitation - thes…e are separate processes.
Relinquishing parental rights does not terminate support; however, generally, adoption does.