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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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How do you sign over your rights as a legal parent from a child in pa?

Through the court.


Can a father sign his parental rights over to a family member?

Only if he is the sole living parent. Otherwise the mother must consent and sign over her parental rights also. If the mother is not in agreement it would need to be approved by a court order. Remember that the courts do not appoint a legal guardian while either parent has legal custody. If the mother is fit and doesn't want to relinquish her rights, the father cannot sign his rights over to anyone and expect the mother to co-parent with a non-parent.You should consult with an attorney or an advocate at the family court.Only if he is the sole living parent. Otherwise the mother must consent and sign over her parental rights also. If the mother is not in agreement it would need to be approved by a court order. Remember that the courts do not appoint a legal guardian while either parent has legal custody. If the mother is fit and doesn't want to relinquish her rights, the father cannot sign his rights over to anyone and expect the mother to co-parent with a non-parent.You should consult with an attorney or an advocate at the family court.Only if he is the sole living parent. Otherwise the mother must consent and sign over her parental rights also. If the mother is not in agreement it would need to be approved by a court order. Remember that the courts do not appoint a legal guardian while either parent has legal custody. If the mother is fit and doesn't want to relinquish her rights, the father cannot sign his rights over to anyone and expect the mother to co-parent with a non-parent.You should consult with an attorney or an advocate at the family court.Only if he is the sole living parent. Otherwise the mother must consent and sign over her parental rights also. If the mother is not in agreement it would need to be approved by a court order. Remember that the courts do not appoint a legal guardian while either parent has legal custody. If the mother is fit and doesn't want to relinquish her rights, the father cannot sign his rights over to anyone and expect the mother to co-parent with a non-parent.You should consult with an attorney or an advocate at the family court.


What rights does an adopted parent have over the birth mother?

The birth mother have no rights to the child at all, even if the adoption is reversed. The adoptive parents have all rights to the child, they have legal custody and are the official parent/guardian of that child.


What happens in Texas if you sign over your parental rights?

If you sign over your parental rights, you do just that. You forfit any rights whatsoever you have to the child in question. You will have no legal relation to the child and no right to visit, make decisions for, or claim to be the parent of said child. You are also absolved from paying any future child support. This legal action is not reversible, and takes extreme court measure and consideration.


Is there any legal way so that you have say over everything for your daughter?

If the other parent gives up their parental rights.


Can a parent with visitation rights and shared legal custody take child out of state?

I am pretty sure they can if they have the permission and have custody over some of the child that is shared with the other parent.


Can a noncustodial parent sign his rights over to his parents?

A noncustodial parent cannot sign his rights over to his parents or voluntarily terminate his parental rights. He needs the permission of the court and the custodial parent.


Do parents have legal rights over a child who is 17 and still in school in Missouri?

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No, not unless the other parent's parental rights have been terminated in the courts.


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Can the mother sign over her rights without going to court?

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Do you have to have full legal custody to sign over rights?

yes you do have to have full legal rights to sign over custody.


Can a parent throw out a twelve year old girl?

No, it's not legal, but a parent can very well sign over their parental rights to you at ANY time & put you in the foster care system.


Can a parent sign over legal rights of a child to another adult with out going to court?

No...you cannot. You must go to court and file for legal guardianship and receive a order stating so by a judge. If you sign over legal rights to another adult without any court action involved...it is not legally binding...at all.


Can a nonbiological parent diseastablish himself as a legal parent be absolved of any responsibility but gain visitation rights?

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What are the forms you have to sign to sign your rights over in Texas?

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In Texas when the mother has custody of the child and the father remarries does the stepmother have legal parental consent over the child what so ever?

Not at all. She would have no legal right over the child unless rights had been granted to her by a judge.


Where to go to get a legal form for a father to sign over all legal rights to his to the child's mother in the state of Georgia?

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If you signed over your parental rights is there any way to reverse that if the child was adopted by a step-parent?

Adoption cannot be revoked unless there were legal flaws in the adoption process, which is unlikely. You no longer have to pay maintenance (child support), but you also lose rights of access.


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No, the legal age of majority in Indiana is 18. The exception of course would be if there is an active court order that states otherwise.


If you sign over your rights do you still have to pay child support in Texas?

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