Child Support

Will an obligated parent still be responsible for back child support if they voluntarily relinquish their parental rights and the custodial parent agrees to waive the arrearages?

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September 13, 2011 5:40PM

Assuming that the support was paid to the custodial parent and was not through the state's division of child enforcement then the court might waive the debt.

Generally a voluntary relinquishment of parental rights is granted to allow the child/children to be eligible for adoption.

A TPR is not meant to be a legal venue for a parent to be relieved of the financial obligation to their minor children.