Do you still have to pay child support if you sign over your rights?

Do you still have to pay child support if you sign over your rights?

Generally, your obligation to pay child support terminates when your parental rights are terminated and/or the child is adopted by someone else. However, unless there is someone to take your place as a parent, you would not be generally permitted to voluntarily relinquish your parental rights.

Can a man just sign over his parental rights?

A parent cannot just sign over his rights to avoid child support. Even if he chooses not to pursue rights regarding parenting time or decision-making, he will still have the obligation to support his child and you can work with the state to get the support established.

Can a father sign over his parental rights in Tennessee?

Ultimately, the State of Tennessee decides if a parent is allowed to terminate his or her parental rights. To do that, the child's legal father would have to relinquish, or terminate, his legal rights to the child first.

What does it mean to sign over your rights to a child?

Terminating a parent's rights means that the person's rights as a parent are taken away. The person is not the child's legal parent anymore. The parent no longer gets to raise the child. The parent usually has no right to visit or talk with the child. The parent no longer has to pay child support.