Can a father willingly give up his parental rights to his child?

Answer Any parent, father or mother, can relinquish their parental rights voluntarily. Sometimes this is done so that a new spouse can legally adopt the child. Contact the nearest court that has jurisdic... Read More »

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Can a mother give up her parental rights to stop paying child support to the father?

One does not mitigate the other, so it would be up to a judge to grant both requests.

If you have shared parental responsibility of a child and the father just moved out of the country and left his child with the mother is that abandonment and did he just give up his rights?

Answer Not necessarily, states have control over domestic issues. The laws of the state where the custody order was obtained determine what constitutes abandonment. If the person is still paying co... Read More »

Your daughters biological father will not willingly terminate his parental rights your daughter is ten and he has never played a part in her life is there a way my husband can adopt her wo consent?

If the mother and father of a child aren't married does the father have parental rights?

Answer Yes, but first the father must establish paternity and then petition the court for those rights if he is not on the birth certificate. The court will also require the father to pay child sup... Read More »