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Can i get rid of child support if i give up my parental rights

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No. Giving up your rights to see the children does not relive you of your obligation to financially care for the children. You would need another person to adopt your children and take over your role or you would need to get custody of the children to stop the support obligation.

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I agree with Mr. Hill - your support obligations do not go away if you give up all custody.

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The only way your support obligation "goes away" is if the other parent arranges an adoption, (either by a stepparent or by unrelated persons) you consent to the adoption, and the adoption is completed. After that date, your obligation to pay further support would terminate.

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If the mother gets married, do I still have to pay?

Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman

Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman

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Unless step-parent actually completes an adoption, yes, you still have to pay..

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No. Not unless someone else adopts the child.

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