Can you relinquish parental rights to not pay child support in VA?

Answer You owe child support--you made the child and therefore you have to help support it until it is 18. There is nothing you can do unilaterally to change this fact. However, if the other parent finds ... Read More »

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My step-daughters' biological mother has nothing to do with them and has never paid child support but refuses to relinquish her parental rights so I can adopt them Can I adopt them when they turn 18?

Answer As long as the state you live in allows gay adoptions, yes. Some states do not allow gay people to adopt children. Some states allow you to adopt, as long as you are not in a relationship at... Read More »

Do you have to pay child support if you give up your parental rights to a child if the child is living with the other parent?

Usually you have to continue pay even if you give up your parental rights, yes, unless the other parent agrees to you not paying anymore.

If you sign over your parental rights to a child do you still have to pay child support?

That would be the decision of the judge and the laws in your jurisdiction. In most cases signing over physical parental rights does not relieve the parent of their financial obligation unless the o... Read More »

Can a father sign over his parental rights to a child if he's going through child support?

In general, parental rights are terminated either preparatory to an adoption, or after a trial in which it is determined that the parent is unfit. In any case, termination of parental rights does ... Read More »