What if you made a mistake and signed over parental rights?

Answer Answer Check with an attorney in your state. Generally you have a certain amount of time to set aside the order, however, if you signed a waiver and consent, along with the petition the time limit... Read More »

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What are the rights of parents that have signed over their parental rights?

Answer no rights Answer none until the child is older and the parent can explain the reasons for giving up parental rights and then it is up to the child to make a decision to have a relationship... Read More »

What do you do if you never signed over parental rights to someone and they have your child?

To answer this question, one would need to know how this came to pass. Did you "give" the child to them at some point? Did the State place the child with them?

If you signed over your parental rights is there any way to reverse that if the child was adopted by a step-parent?

Adoption cannot be revoked unless there were legal flaws in the adoption process, which is unlikely. You no longer have to pay maintenance (child support), but you also lose rights of access.

Can parental rights be signed away just by filling out a form or does an attorney have to be obtained and does the other party have to agree?

Answer If a parent AGREES to give up their rights, no attorney is needed, but a written agreement made, and signed with a WITNESS, that way it can't come back to haunt either party