Where do I get papers to give up all parental rights? 15 Answers as of November 04, 2011

How do I get papers for him to give up all rights?

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Alfred Law Firm
Alfred Law Firm | Janice Alfred
You must file a petition with the juvenile court in which the child resides and serve him with a copy of the petition.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 11/4/2011
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Armand Fried
It is necessary that the other parent brings an action to terminate your parental rights and you can agree to make it relatively simple. You can't just sign something to do that, it has to be done by the court. You do understand that this is irrevocable step - you will not be the child's parent any more in a legal sense, only biologically. Also, you need to agree that you have abandoned the child for more than 6 months.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 11/2/2011
The Law Offices of Seth D. Schraier
The Law Offices of Seth D. Schraier | Seth D. Schraier
You should file for full custody of your children in family court. In court, the father can tell the judge that he relinquishes all legal rights to the children. Otherwise, you can still have an agreement signed between both of you stating that the father relinquishes all parental rights to the children.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 10/28/2011
AyerHoffman, LLP
AyerHoffman, LLP | Cara Lee Thompson
In terms of relinquishing custody of your child, your local family court should have the appropriate paperwork. You may want to make a visit to your local family court and discuss with one of the clerks what paperwork is needed and whether they can provide this to you.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 10/25/2011
The Law Office of Cathy R. Cook
The Law Office of Cathy R. Cook | Cathy R. Cook
You cannot give up your rights unless the other parent is married, and that parent's spouse adopts the child.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 10/25/2011
    Ashman Law Office
    Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
    You don't have to get any papers as there is no such thing.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 10/24/2011
    Law Offices of Mendlovitz & Sanchez
    Law Offices of Mendlovitz & Sanchez | James V Sanchez
    It is extremely difficult to remove parental rights or to relinquish them in California. The reasons are two-fold: 1) the best interests of the child are to have 2 parents (so adoption would be a good reason for this); and 2) the state has an interest in the financial support of the child. Two good reasons for terminating are adoption and a finding that the parents continued relationship is not in the best interest of the child. One other possibility is abandonment (father has to not have had contact or supported the child for at least 1 year, and your efforts to enforce child support have failed). So start with the nature of why you are seeking to free the child (adoption, juvenile safety, or abandonment). Your local family law center at the local court can help.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/24/2011
    The McDonnell Law Firm, PLLC
    The McDonnell Law Firm, PLLC | Patrick J. McDonnell
    If you're doing this to avoid paying child support, you can't. Why do you want to give up parental rights?
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 10/24/2011
    John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law
    John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
    You can't get such papers because a parent in Colorado can only relinquish parental rights in connection with an adoption.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 10/24/2011
    Glenn E. Tanner
    Glenn E. Tanner | Glenn E. Tanner
    Parents can't give up their parental responsibilities unless they are a) take away by the state of Washington or b) someone assumes them via adoption.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 10/24/2011
    Vincent J. Bernabei LLC
    Vincent J. Bernabei LLC | Vincent J. Bernabei
    There are no such papers. The only ways to terminate a parent's rights are to have someone adopt the child or have the state terminate parental rights because the parent is unfit and unable to adequately care for the child.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 10/24/2011
    Beaulier Law Office
    Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
    You would have to commence an action for a Termination of Parental rights by serving and filing a Petition in that regard. It is not a simple process and would require a hearing. If contested, a trial would be required. Ultimately, the Court must find that the Termination of Parental Rights is in the best interests of the child.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 10/24/2011
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
    There are no forms available. You need to consult with an attorney about the details of your specific situation, what you mean by "give up all rights", and in what context, and the attorney can ask whatever questions they need to advise you competently.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 10/24/2011
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