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In washington.If you give up your rights to your child do you have to pay child support?
February 18, 2014 6:56PM
There are two different factors here.
Parental rights are things like visitation and the right to have a say in how the child is raised. You can give those up.
Parental responsibilities are things like ensuring that the child is fed, sheltered, and receives adequate medical care. You cannot give those up.
So, yes, if you give up your rights to the child, you may still have to pay child support.