No. Yes. There are really 2 types of this type of deduction available- Children and qualifying family. They each have slightly varied tests, but having parental rights is not specifically one. The link provided has more specific fairly plain language defintions and examples of the test. Children of divorced or separated parents. In most cases, because of the residency test, a child of divorced or separated parents is the qualifying child of the custodial parent. However, the child will be treated as the qualifying child of the noncustodial parent if all four of the following statements are true. 1. The parents: 1. Are divorced or legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, 2. Are separated under a written separation agreement, or 3. Lived apart at all times during the last 6 months of the year. 2. The child received over half of his or her support for the year from the parents. 3. The child is in the custody of one or both parents for more than half of the year. 4. Example. Your child lived with you for 10 months of the year. The child lived with your former spouse for the other 2 months. You are considered the custodial parent. Written declaration. The custodial parent may use either Form 8332 or a similar statement (containing the same information required by the form) to make the written declaration to release the exemption to the noncustodial parent. The noncustodial parent must attach the form or statement to his or her tax return. The exemption can be released for 1 year, for a number of specified years (for example, alternate years), or for all future years, as specified in the declaration. If the exemption is released for more than 1 year, the original release must be attached to the return of the noncustodial parent for the first year, and a copy must be attached for each later year. Divorce decree or separation agreement made after 1984. If the divorce decree or separation agreement went into effect after 1984, the noncustodial parent can attach certain pages from the decree or agreement instead of Form 8332. To be able to do this, the decree or agreement must state all three of the following. 1. The noncustodial parent can claim the child as a dependent without regard to any condition, such as payment of support. 2. The custodial parent will not claim the child as a dependent for the year. 3. The years for which the noncustodial parent, rather than the custodial parent, can claim the child as a dependent. The noncustodial parent must attach all of the following pages of the decree or agreement to his or her tax return. * The cover page (write the other parent's social security number on this page). * The pages that include all of the information identified in items (1) through (3) above. * The signature page with the other parent's signature and the date of the agreement. Not a Qualifying Child Test A child is not your qualifying relative if the child is your qualifying child or the qualifying child of any other taxpayer. Example 1. Your 22-year-old daughter, who is a full-time student, lives with you and meets all the tests to be your qualifying child. She is not your qualifying relative. Example 2. Your 2-year-old son lives with your parents and meets all the tests to be their qualifying child. He is not your qualifying relative. Example 3. Your son lives with you but is not your qualifying child because he is 30 years old and does not meet the age test. He may be your qualifying relative if the gross income test and the support test are met. Example 4. Your 13-year-old grandson lived with his mother for 3 months, with his uncle for 4 months, and with you for 5 months during the year. He is not your qualifying child because he does not meet the residency test. He may be your qualifying relative if the gross income test and the support test are met.
No. When a father signs over his parental rights, he gives up the right to visitation.
Nope. If a father "signs over his parental rights," he is no longer legally the child's parent, therefore no longer responsible for supporting the child.
Only if he owes back child support. This can be written in the agreement that all arrears be terminated and his rights will be to the child if he signs.
Yes, he does.
no the father cannot see his child unless it is with his mother around
It means that the father no longer obtains any right to the child. The father gives up his right of custody. The father no longer has rights to see the child and the legal guardian can deny any or all visitation.
no, but he can't see links below
Having a child is a responsibility which you must continue to pay for, rights have nothing to do with it.
Yes, until/unless the child is adopted.
No, he doesn't.
Only if specifically named.
The father doesn't have to sign over his rights for you to receive pubic assistance.His signing over his rights does not terminate his child support obligation.
Then unless the biological father is ok with this and signs his rights over, the new husband has no legal rights to the child.
A step-father will not be able to adopt a child unless the father signs away his rights. You can take it to court and win the case.
He will still pay child support unless the child is being adopted.
no, but he can't see links below Termination of parental rights does not terminate child support.
Yes, until/unless the child is adopted. see links below