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Do you still have to pay child support even though you were forced to give up your parental rights?


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2016-03-13 07:23:52
2016-03-13 07:23:52

Yes sadly.


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2005-06-24 19:04:16
2005-06-24 19:04:16

First off you have to ask yourself why you were forced to give up your parental rights. If you gave no indication of helping to support that child, (not accusing you here) but were into drugs, served prison time, etc., these are good reasons for having these parental rights taken away from you. If you did none of the above and you really wanted to be part of your child's life please seek legal counsel and start fighting for these rights. Yes, you can be forced to pay child support even though you don't have parental rights. This is your child and you should want to help pay for the care of raising your child. If you don't trust the mother as to how she spends the money to send, then you can have papers drawn up by a lawyer stating that you want to see all receipts as to how the mother is spending the money for that child.

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Generally you still have to pay child support even though you are giving up your parental rights unless the child is being adopted.

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If the court approves, yes. You still have to pay child support though.

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I don't believe you ever have to pay child support if you relinquish your parental rights. But why would you do that though? It's a win-lose situation. If you are no longer the child's legal parent, you could lose a lot of your rights, like visitation rights.

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Only the courts can grant custody/parental rights. 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.

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Paternity must be established before any discussion of parental rights. 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.


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