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You need legal counsel for this one or it can get messy. Really think of what you are doing before making this decision because once you have signed over custody these are on the court docs and if you change your mind in the future (and you well could) this won't look good and you could lose a lot in the end.

One reason a court will allow a parent to voluntarily their rights to a child/children is in the case of adoption. Another is, if there has been intervention by the justice system and it is at that time, in the best interest of the child, as opposed to the court permanently terminating parental rights. In most cases a parent voluntarily reliquishing rights retains the option to have them reinstated at a later time as long as legal adoption has not been finalized. That is not generally true when the rights are terminated by the court. State laws determine the process of voluntary relinquishment. It is best handled by an attorney specializing in family law, however information can be obtained from the clerk or court administrator of the court of jurisdiction. Be advised that depending upon individual circumstances, the surrendering of parental rights does not always relieve the parent(s) of financial obligations.

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Q: How do you sign over custody rights?
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Do you have to have full legal custody to sign over rights?

yes you do have to have full legal rights to sign over custody.


If you have never been to court for custody do you have to sign over your rights?

only the mother does


Do you still have parental rights to a child if you sign your custody over?

Yes signing over custody is not the same as giving up your parental rights. You still have the right to visitation for example.


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Custody, not parental rights.


What do you do to sign your kids over to there mother?

Procedure depends on state law where you reside and what exactly you are signing over. Rights? Custody?


If you sign over your parental rights are you able to get custody again?

No, the voluntary relinquishment of parental rights or the termination of parental rights by a court is permanent and not subject to revocation.


How do you sign a 15 year old rights over to a 19 year old?

What rights are you talking about? Are they parents? To give the 19yo custody or terminate the 15yo parental rights you have to go to court to do so. The 19yo have to petition for custody.


Can a handicapped mother sign custody over to a live in boyfriend when the father of the child wants custody?

No. The biological father have rights. Unless the court find him unfit to have custody then there might be a chance.


Does Connecticut have Joint Custody laws-I did not sign birt certifcate and we are not mairried-Does this mean I still have custody rights over my child?

No, see link


What do you do if a mother wants to sign over her rights to you for her unborn child?

No one can sign over rights on an unborn child. If you want custody, after the child is born, if the state where the mother legally resides allows for voluntary termination of parental rights, she may petition the court for a change of custody or again, as mandated by law, you may petition for custody. There will be a hearing, and investigation and after everything is concluded, you will be given custody of the child if the court feels it would be in the child's best interests.


If a parent signs over custody can they get it back later?

No, once you sign over the rights that's it. Now if the person that you signed rights over too wants to give them back to you than, Yes.


Do aunts have custody rights over their nephews?

No, only parents have custody rights. If they are found unfit the other relatives have equal rights to get a chance for custody.


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No. When a minor has been remanded to the custody of the state only the court can assign legal guardianship or take action against the rights of the biological parent(s).


If your parents have joint custody can one parent sign his custody over to someone else?

No. A parent can sign over his or her parental rights, but they cannot sign over to someone else. If a parent signs over his or her rights, then it is possible for the other parent to have a spouse adopt the child.


How do you sign over rights back to the birth parent?

I'm pretty sure that is not possible without a lawsuit over the custody of the child, then there will be decided what is best for the child.


Can you sign over your parental rights in the state of Illinois?

You cannot voluntarily rescind your rights without another "father" in the wings as in the case of an adoption of DCFS/ the State taking custody.


If a child is in state custody can parent sign over parental rights to a family member?

Yes, with the permission of the courts. BTW, termination of parental rights does not terminate child support.


If your sons father does not have contact with his son and doesn't show interest in him how easy would it be for you to get custody if he wont sign over his rights?

Depends on the state.


How do you gain custody over your child if the father does not sign the birth certificate?

If the father did not sign the birth certificate, then you already have sole custody.


How does stepmother sign over deployed father's parental rights back to birth mother?

If you're referencing a custody change, you need power of attorney.


Can a father just sign his parental rights over?

Any father can sign over their parental rights.


Can a child's mother sign over the fathers rights in missiouri?

No, she can only sign over her own rights.


What rights does a non custodial parent have if they sign over custody to mother and step father?

1) to pay child support; 2) to petition the courts for visitation


Does your mom have your legal rights if im a teenage mom?

No, I've been through this. She is not the mother. you are! as long as you didnt sign over custody, you and your baby should be fine


Can the mother sign over her rights without going to court?

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