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How do you begin the process of signing over the rights to your child?


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2014-01-30 04:00:56
2014-01-30 04:00:56

You file a petition in Family Court to "Relinquish Parental Rights". In most cases the parent wishing to give up their rights to a child must undergo a counseling session. In almost every state, unless the child is being placed for adoption, relinquishment does not relieve the parent from their financial obligations.

ok i mean his name is on certificate, they were never married, broke up not long after and the father has not been around, in jail 90 percent of time so wants to sign rights ovr since he wasnt there and doesnt see him

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You need to get a form from the courthouse that allows you to relinquish parental rights. The process is the same as that of signing away parental rights to a natural child.

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This process varies from State to State. Ordinarily, it's preliminary to adoption of the child. see link

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Only if the document you sign specifies that your child support obligations are ended with the signing of the document. Do not assume signing over your rights automatically frees you from child support obligations!

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NO, YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS OR OBLIGATIONS TO THE CHILD AFTER SIGNING AWAY PARENTAL RIGHTS

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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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