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AnswerLegally? When a mentally competent child turns 18 a parent has no legal obligation to the child. I have no idea if the child is mentally incompetent.

Morally? I guess that would be up the the parent and their relationship with the child.

I have a 20 year old Autistic son at home. Legally, I do not have to care for him but morally? I love him and do not want to see him homeless so he works and I handle his money so that he does not blow it all while I continue to teach him about the real world, bill and obligations so that one day he may be a productive citizen.

We make him pay rent which in turn I will give back to him when he moves out (even though he does not know that) and I make him purchase his personal products and clothing while I still prepare meals for the family so we do not make him purchase separate food unless he wishes to eat something else.

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Q: When does parental obligation end?
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Can a father relinquish parental right and not pay child support in sc?

Relinquishing one's parental rights does not terminate one's child support obligation.


If you drop all rights and custody of a child do you still have to pay child support?

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If a father relinquished all parental rights does he still have a say?

I can't agree with you. Why you have your rights without obligation ?


Can you hand over your parental rights to your parents?

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Do you have to pay child support if you give up your rights to your child?

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If you sign your parental rights over and then regain them back do you have to pay back child support?

Terminating parental rights doesn't terminate one's child support obligation.


Can a father terminate parental rights of an unborn child in Texas can i still file for child support?

Termination of parental rights does not terminate one's child support obligation.


In the state of Arizona if you give up your parental rights to a child that you have not seen in 4 years currently paying child support for does the child support obligation end?

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What is Virginia law about child support if you have given up all parental rights?

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