Can I Voluntarily Terminate My Parental Rights So I Don’t Have to Pay Child Support?
So, the question that I got today was from a father who came to me because he has not been able to see his children for the last two years. Mom keeps evading and moving from state to state and he cannot locate him and he’s tired of the games and he wants to stop paying child support, hopefully, to, get mom’s attention so that she can then let him see the children or two, just to terminate his rights altogether and not have to deal with this any longer.
What I explained to him and what I want you to know is that voluntarily relinquishing your parental rights is usually not allowed by the court. You can not just terminate your rights simply because you want to avoid paying child support, and unless the child is being adopted by another parent. That is the only way that you can voluntarily terminate your parental rights.
You can not just simply say, “I do not want to pay child support any longer. I want to just give up my rights to my child.” However, if you do have a step-parent who wants to step in and adopt the children and you do an adoption, then you can terminate your parental rights. You will no longer have a child-parent relationship. And that is the way that you can voluntarily terminate your rights.
Just remember, you must continue to pay child support. You must continue to take care of your child. The state demands it, the court demands it. And you cannot voluntarily just relinquish your rights because you don’t want to pay child support. I hope this has helped to answer this question. If you have any further questions about this topic or any other family law topic, please don’t hesitate, go to vegasdivorcemeeting.com. I’ll be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss your situation.
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