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Will My ex still have any right to My daughter after he Voluntarily terminates his right??

Dallas, TX |

he has not seen my daughter for i believe 3 years. She is 5. He doesn't want anything to do with her why? Because he says im still in the picture. and i also believe its because he no longer wants to pay child support. After the termination of his parental rights are done. Does he still have to pay child support? Will he have ANY rights to my baby? I am married and have been since february 6th of 2013. I live in Texas. Can I file these papers on my own? I dont have $$ to be thrown at lawyers. :(

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  1. If the termination is granted, all of his rights will be terminated including the obligation to pay support. You need to have lived in Texas the past six months to file. A Termination is completed and should be done with the assistance of an attorney

    Disclaimer: Attorney Stevens can be contacted for a consultation at 888-908-6296 or tdstevens@tdstevenslaw.net. The answer provided is for informational purposes only. It should not be relied upon as specific legal advice and it does not create an attorney-client relationship. Information should not be acted upon without seeking professional legal counsel.


  2. His obligation to pay support may continue if the Attorney General is involved in the case or if the child is receiving/has received state benefits.
    There is not a way to file voluntary termination papers on your own. I recommend consulting a family law attorney to help you prepare the papers.

    This answer is for general information only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.


  3. A suit to terminate the parent child relationship will require the assistance of a private attorney unfortunately and will cost some money. Once the termination is granted, he will have zero rights to your daughter and in all likelihood will not be obligated to pay anymore child support.

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