Custody
Children and the Law
Child Support

How do you stop child support if the non-custodial parent wants nothing to do with the child but refuses to waive their parental rights so your spouse can adopt the child?

161718

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
03/14/2007

File suit to have the support order rescinded. However, child support and parental rights are two entirely different issues and a parent cannot be forced to relinquish his or her rights to their biological child. Voluntarily requesting child support termination does not affect the non custodial parent's custodial or visitation rights. The court will only terminate parental rights in cases of documented neglect and/or abuse, and sometimes not even then. In some instances rather than terminating rights supervised visitation will be ordered.