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Since each state has its own laws governing such an action, it is hard to say without knowing where you live. There is however nothing quick about the process. Judges are not that open to letting either parent just "quit". Unless there is clear evidence that the parent is unfit, as in a convicted felon, chemical abuser, obviously child molester/abuser, etc... As far as expense, there are organizations that might help with the process and charge what you can afford. Most Family Law attorneys offer free consultations.

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