Do I have to pay child support if I have terminated my parental rights and the child is getting adopted? 17 Answers as of June 26, 2013I am currently paying child support. I am allowing them to be adopted by someone else so I have terminated my parental rights. Do I still have to pay child support if my rights are terminated and the children are getting adopted. The adopting has not been finalized yet but the process has started as far as I know.
James Family Law Firm, P.C. | Amber Yerkey James
Once the child is adopted you will no longer have a child support obligation. However, you will need to get an order from the court that last heard your child support case that terminates your child support obligation just to be safe.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Law Offices of Dana A. Azar | Dana A. Azar
Once the child is adopted, you no longer have to pay child support. However, you should pay child support until the time that your parental rights have actually been determined or the adoption is completed by a Court order.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
There is no way in Colorado that YOU can terminate your parental rights and legal obligations - only a court can do that. A court order for child support remains in effect until a court terminates it and normally a court will not terminate child support until the adoption is completed. Normally, termination of parental rights in an adoption case does not occur until about the same time as the adoption is completed. If the adoption is not occurring in Colorado, you need to consult an attorney in that state to determine when your rights and obligations are terminated.
Answer Applies to: Colorado