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Yes. The parent is required to file a TPR petition under the prescribed state laws. The presiding judge will decide if the petition is in the best interest of the child(ren) not the petitioner parent. Voluntary relinquishment of parental rights is usually granted so the child(ren) can become eligible for adoption. It is not a method for a parent to be relieved of the responsibility for financial support of their biological child(ren).

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Q: Does a judge have to agree to a father signing over his parental rights?
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If a father relinquished all parental rights does he still have a say?

I can't agree with you. Why you have your rights without obligation ?

Does both parents have to agree if the father wants to sign his rights over?

That depends on who he wants to sign over his rights to and the particular circumstances. If he wants to sign over his parental rights to his mother, for example, both parents would have to agree and the grandmother would become the legal guardian once the petition for guardianship was approved by the family court. A court would need to approve any "signing over" of parental rights.

Does a man still have to pay child support if he gives up his parental rights in the state of Florida?

No. Both parties must agree before the father can give up parental rights. YES!!

Can a woman's boyfriend or husband adopt her children with out having their father give up his parental rights?

The child's father is going to have to give up his rights first. You cannot adopt a child, if both parents do not agree.

Can you sign your rights away and not have to pay child support?

Yes, but the mother/father has to agree. 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.

What happens when a mother doesn't agree to father relinquishing his rights?

In most cases, a parent's decision to relinquish parental rights is voluntary. The other parent's feelings generally make no difference.

What is the procedure to relinquishing fathers parental rights when both parties agree?

how do i go about reliquishing my parental rights so that her mothers husband has the opportunity to adopt her in the furture

Can both parents agree for one to terminate his parental rights in California?

In general, parental rights are terminated either preparatory to a divorce, 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.

Is it possible to reverse relinquishment of parental rights if the adoptive parents agree?

The adoption would need to be reversed.

How do you get a farther to give up his parental rights if he will not agree?

You can't force him to, only a judge if he is found unfit.

Is it possibe to contact a parent with no parental rights?

Yes, if your guardian/parent agree to it and the parent wants to be contacted.

If a father signs away all rights and stops child support does the mother have to agree to it?

AnswerIt is possible to voluntarily relinquish parental rights if you meet the TPR requirements pursuant to the laws of the state. (Side bar: Don't expect a friendly reception from the presiding magistrate.) In most cases, you will still have to pay child support, even if you voluntarily sign away parental rights.

If a father signed over parental rights does he still have to pay child support or medical expenses?

I don't see how. But the laws are all messed up on this check into your state laws. I don't think he can just sign over parental rights he has to sign them over to someone or the mother has to agree if that is the case most likely he will not have to pay support.

Do both parties have to agree to sign a fathers rights over?

Assuming you're talking about parental rights (which is a different thing than custodial/visitation rights)... If you're in the US, not only do both parents have to agree, a judge has to agree too. Most judges will not agree unless there is someone else who is willing to assume those parental rights (ie Mom has married and her new husband wants to adopt the child). The reason behind this--the courts do no feel it is in the best interest of a child to leave them fatherless.

Do both parents have to agree if one parent chooses to sign their rights over of the child?

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.

How do you keep parental rights to your child when unmarried to mother in Florida?

Here are a couple of ifs: Not married you have no rights. - You would have to file court docs requesting a paternity test if she will not do it herself. Not married but you are on the birth certificate. - You are automatically viewed and recognized as the father. If you disagree, you can ask for a paternity test. If you do agree you already have rights and can file court docs requesting visitation and joint custody with the mom. Married - On the birth certificate or not....whether you are the father or not - you are automatically viewed in the eyes of the court as the father. Case in point: Michael Jackson, married to his two oldest kids mom, even though he is not the father he is viewed as the father as he was married to the mom during preg and when she had the babies. He automatically has parental rights.

Can you sign parental rights over to your cousin?

She can only get parental rights over your child if she adopts her. If you want to terminate yours the court will have a say but they usually do not allow it unless the child is adopted. You will then pay child support to whoever becomes her foster parent. Your cousin can ask for custody then. You can however give your cousin temporary custody so she becomes her guardian. You then also pay child support to her.The father will have to agree to this or he will get custody.Another PerspectiveSigning over parental rights can be accomplished through the family and probate court depending on the circumstances. If both parents agree, they can consent to a petition for guardianship filed by your cousin. The parents can also consent to a legal adoption. You should visit the probate court in your jurisdiction to obtain information about the process for a guardianship or adoption with consent of the parents.

How do l terminate a father's parental rights if his name is not on the birth certificate?

The birth certificate does not give him parental rights. To get those he has to prove paternity in court by a DNA test. It's also not you who terminate his rights but the court so it's to them you have to turn. If the father objects they will most likely not do it. They usually see it as in the child's best interest to have access to both parents and only allow this in case of adoption when both parents agree.

Can a father be forced to sign over parental rights if there are no court documents naming him the father?

The first thing you need to do is get a paternity test preferably a DNA. Even if you are positive, the court will want solid proof. Family Court is concerned with what is in the best interest of the child. And doesn't view him/her as a possession that can be "given" to anyone. The first thing you have to do is establish paternity. But you can't "make" the father sign over his parental rights. He has the right to be a part of the child's life (unless the court deems him unfit, and even then he would likely have the right to supervised visits with the child) just as he has the obligation to financially support the child. If the father does want to terminate his parental rights and you agree to that, then you also give up the right to pursue him for child support.

What is the legal way to determine parental rights?

If the father or alledged father did not sign the birth certificate or a declaration of parentage when the child was born, he must file for parental rights under the laws of the state in which the child was born and/or resides. If the court finds the claim worthy of a hearing the judge will order a paternity test if the mother of the child does not voluntarily agree to one being taken. A man who is alledged to be the father of a child can also be ordered by the court to take a paternity test when the issue concerns child support obligations.

Can a mother in Arkansas make her children's father relinquish his rights if he is three years behind on child support and has multiple drug charges?

No, she can't make him do it, but she can petition the court to terminate his parental rights. The court may or may not agree to do it. There's not enough information here to hazard a good guess.

What are the laws concerning voluntary termination of parental rights in Alabama?

There are really only two ways you can voluntarily terminate your parental rights. A - The child is determined to not be yours, B - The custodial parent requests it, for example, if they are remarrying and want you to transfer the rights to the new partner, and you agree to this. There is never any scope to terminate the rights 'just because' you want to.

Do i have to sign for the receipt of divorce papers?

Yes signing it brings you in receipt and liable to agree with the terms of divorce or counter the terms of divorce to what fits your rights.

Can the mother sign a form relinquishing the father of his parental rights in California?

Termination of perental rights differ among the States, but generally all States recognize voluntary and involuntary. Involuntary is easier if the father shows neglect that causes severe physical or emotional harm to the child. The court is there to look for alternatives or to agree or disagree with you to determine the outcome of your request. You can get the forms in the State court where the child resides.

Can the state keep family from adopting a child once the mothers rights are terminated?

Yes if the family is not found suitable. You don't mention the father and his rights. For a child to be able to be adopted the father have to agree as well.