Can father relinquish parental rights in PA?
In general, parental rights are terminated either preparatory to an adoption, or after a trial in which it is determined that the parent is unfit. In any case, termination of parental rights does not, in itself, terminate child support.
You cannot voluntarily relinquish parental rights under Pennsylvania law unless the child is being adopted. The courts may involuntarily terminate parental rights under specific (and dire) circumstances. Many people are operating under the false assumption that signing over their rights absolves them of child support responsibilities when often, it does not....not unless the child is legally adopted by another adult willing and able to assume financial responsibility for the child.
GIVING UP PARENTAL RIGHTS First, it should be understood that until court ordered, single fathers have NO ASSUMED PARENTAL RIGHTS. Financial responsibility and parental rights are not linked until he has applied to the court for permission to see his child(ren). What the father is doing is motioning the court to be released from current and future financial obligations, along with giving up the right to "PETITION" the court for Parental Rights. This said, since…
In Pennsylvania can mother leave state with 8 month old and not return. The parents are not married but father is listed as such on birth certificate. Left no notice to WASH state.?
Unfortunately no, I am going through the same thing, wanted to leave PA with my 12mo old son and return home to NY. In PA you must get a court's approval first or you can be charged with kidnapping because you are denying the other parent's entitled rights and PA is very against Parental alienation. Learn from this and never move to another state till you know about their child/custody laws.
If you can have the biological father voluntarily sign a consent to the adoption and termination of his rights, this is helpful. Otherwise, you would need to file a petition with the Orphans Court in your county for an involuntary termination of the biological father's rights based on the PA code (reasons can be no contact, no support, etc.). Best to consult an attorney for the filing of the paperwork. You and your spouse (step-parent)…
Your husband does not pay support and wants to sign over his parental rights and get divorced you want that too Can you do that in PA?
In PA being unmarried parents does the father have to be present to sign the Birth Cert for the baby to have his last name?
My daughter was born in PA, you can name your child anything you want to. Any last name, any first name, it doesn't even have to be the last name of either parent, if that's not what you want. The only thing the father has to sign the birth certificate for is for his name to be on the birth certificate. You can name your child anything you want to! ---- It should be noted…
If married? No If single? The mother can as the father has no rights, but he could still file an injunction. Even if married, frequently the mother will move anyway than make an allegation against the father in the new state. By the time he clears himself, the new state has jurisdiction under the UCJAA.