Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
No. A parent may not voluntarily choose to give up their rights in most cases, particularly to avoid a child support obligation. A court must find that the termination is based on statutory considerations and is in the child's best interests.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Michael Anthony Wing, P.C. | Michael Anthony Wing
It depends on the specific facts. Generally, the courts don't want to eliminate one parent without a replacement. However, it is possible that you could waive your visitation rights, and also be relieved of your support obligation, if the facts allow. It is not a decision I would rush into. Stay well.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
No, you can't simply "give up" your rights unless there is an adoption by someone else. And even if you try to "renounce" any rights you will still be required to pay child support until a court legally terminates your rights.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Law Office of Joseph A. Katz | Joseph A. Katz
I am an Attorney, not a therapist. As a Family Law practitioner however, who has seen a lot, particularly with a degree in Psychology, I very strongly encourage you to rethink what you are planning. If you really believe that contact between you and your children would be harmful to the children, both now and for all the years until the children are eighteen - all the years until the children are eighteen - then you might proceed. I almost categorically think that you might be on the brink of a gargantuan mistake. You would not have to pay child support, but you might face some much graver psychological consequences one day if you ever regret what you did. There will be no going back. Your children will almost certainly wonder someday why their father was so willing to give them up. It will almost certainly cause them pain. It will definitely not enhance their psychological well-being. Why would you want to take that course?
Answer Applies to: California
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
You will have adverse Child Support consequences if you stop seeing your children, and you should think about the emotional impact upon your children to lose their father. Child Support is based on your income, the mom's income, and your timeshare of the children. Whatever is affecting you regarding your children to induce you to ask your question is something that you would better handle in individual psychotherapy. Why would you abandon your children?
Answer Applies to: California
Howard W. Collins, Attorney at Law | Howard W. Collins
This question raises so many issues that an answer is pretty difficult. However, unless someone else is adopting your children, you can't give up your rights. You can't divorce your children. Again, I can't tell from your question what all is going on in your life regarding your children, so realize my answer is given with just your statement in mind.
Answer Applies to: Oregon