Does a man still have to pay child support if he gives up his parental rights in the state of NEW YORK?
A parent cannot just 'give up' their parental rights (which is a
different thing than custodial/visitation rights). Termination of
parental rights has to be approved by a judge. Generally speaking,
judges are very reluctant to approve it unless it's for the purpose
of adoption or the parent presents a clear danger to the child.
They certainly will not approve it merely so the parent can avoid
paying child support. If that were allowed, people would be lined
up to do it, and then a big portion of those children would end up
having to be supported by the taxpayers.