Fredric H. Aaron, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Fredric Harlan Aaron
The issues of custody and child support payment obligations are not completely linked. Even if a man terminates all of his rights to a child (custody and visitation), his responsibility to pay child support will remain until that child reaches maturity. You should consult an experienced matrimonial attorney before agreeing to anything with respect to your child.
Answer Applies to: New York
Goolsby Law Office | Richard Goolsby
We are child custody and divorce lawyers in Augusta, Georgia. I am unsure exactly what you hope to accomplish, but we suggest that you consult with a family law attorney in your area concerning your rights and options. Termination of parental rights is a very serious matter and it is important that you consult with a divorce/family law lawyer ASAP before you do anything else. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Donaldson Stewart, PC | Monica H. Donaldson Stewart
A parent can agree to orders that grant no parenting time but still require payment of child support. A parent can also consent to allow the new spouse of the other parent to adopt the child (which terminates the parent's rights and obligations for the child).
Answer Applies to: Arizona
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
The reason for your question isn't clear, but it doesn't accurately acknowledge the relationship between parental rights and obligations. Without rights, there are no obligations. Generally, a parent cannot terminate or relinquish parental rights voluntarily except in connection with an adoption. Until parental rights are terminated by a Court, the financial obligation to pay child support continues. If parental rights are, in fact, terminated by a court order, there is clearly nothing that prohibits that parent from agreeing to continue to pay child support but he would not have any legal obligation to do so.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Seattle Divorce Services | Michael V. Fancher
You would need to convince a court it was in the child's best interest, but you probably could enter an agreed parenting plan that gave the father no visitation or decision making rights. That would not affect his obligation to provide support.
Answer Applies to: Washington
ROWE LAW FIRM | Jeffrey S. Wittenbrink
An obligation to pay continuing child support is terminated when all parental rights-not just custody rights-are terminated. A person may enter into an agreement to continue to pay support, which may be enforced if the contract is properly drafted.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
Generally, it requires court action to terminate parental rights. That means that the court has to approve the termination. The court will usually will not do it without a very good reason (for example, if the child is being adopted by someone else). If your parental rights are terminated by the court, that generally also terminates any obligation you have to pay child support or in any way support the child. I suppose that if you do somehow manage to get your parental rights terminated, you can still pay child support if you want to. However, there would be, it seems to me, no enforceable obligation on your part to pay child support. Instead, when you make the payment, you would simply be making a gift.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Vincent J. Bernabei LLC | Vincent J. Bernabei
A parent cannot terminate his custody rights unless the other parent assumes custody of the child. The non-custodial parent will still have visitation or parenting time rights, but he is not forced to assert them and doesn't have to visit the child. If the child is adopted, then a biological parent's parental rights can be terminated.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Willick Law Group | Marshal S. Willick
Well, not in the terms used in the question. It is possible for a parent to sign a RELINQUISHMENT, which would have no effect on support obligations, but a court-ordered termination of parental rights, at least in Nevada, terminates both custody and support rights and obligations.
Answer Applies to: Nevada