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If a father wants to sign over his rights to his child but the mother does not want him to can he still do it?

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2015-07-16 18:24:34
2015-07-16 18:24:34

The court always considers the welfare of the child(ren) before anything else. The father might be allowed to relinquish parental rights, but he would not be relieved financial obligations, such as child support, medical coverage and so forth.

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