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Is it legal in Texas for a parent to sign over his rights?

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2005-11-03 02:09:55
2005-11-03 02:09:55

Yes it is legal to sign over your rights Under Texas Family Code 161.005, a parent may file suit to permanently terminate the parent-child relationship. The court will rule on the motion based on what would be in the child's best interest. Voluntary relinquishment of parental rights is generally an issue that is addressed when it pertains to adoption. The court does not usually look favorably upon a parent requesting rights be terminated in the attempt to avoid financial and other parental obligations.

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If the other parent gives up their parental rights.

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