Do i still pay child support if i sign over my parental rights

Asked over 4 years ago - Stafford, TX

my soon to be ex wife wants me to sign over my parental rights and have nothing to do with our 4 kids but still wants child support and me to frovide insurance.

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  1. Jeffrey Carl Brashear

    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . Based on what you have written, just signing over your rights may not dismiss your responsibility to adequately provide for your children. There are many factors which a Court will consider when determining what is in the childrens' best interests. You should consider consulting with a local law firm to gain a better understanding of the process and aspects with relinquishing parental rights.

    If my local law firm can assist you with this legal issue or any other legal matter, please contact us at to arrange for an initial consultation. The above response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an on-going duty to respond to questions. Additionally, the response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than an educated opinion. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change.

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