No - unless the child is to be adopted by another party, he cannot voluntarily relinquish his parental rights.
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The only way for the parent to voluntary surrender rights is in an adoption.
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Only if the child is adopted by someone else.
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New York public policy forbids the bastardization of children. As such, unless she's wanting someone else to adopt the child, then he cannot surrender his parental rights. That said, if he ever tries to petition for visitation, she can counter-sue for support. Schedule a consult with a NYC Child Custody lawyer for a full assessment.
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I agree with my colleagues - NO, unless the child is adopted. And no agreement to avoid child support is enforceable if there is a possibility that the child may need public assistance (welfare) when there is a parent with the ability to financially support the child.
In short, you cannot do anything of the kind. I would suggest that your daughter engage the services of a family law attorney immediately (she is an adult, and you cannot handle her legal affairs unless given power of attorney) to discuss options.
If she cannot afford one, the family law section of the NYC courts can offer referrals to free and low-income legal assistance.
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