My sons father has had custody for 8 years, he just recently got married and had another child. I do not have any contact with my son, and his father refuses to file.
You probably can't unless the step mother wants to adopt. The child is entitled to have both parents support him/her.
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You should consider enforcing your court-ordered rights and parent-child relationship rather than allow anyone else to destroy it and give it up. Nonetheless if you want to terminate your parental rights, the other parent probably must be on the same page and agree for the court to find that to be in your child's best interests. Please consult family law counsel and a professional counselor because what you are contemplating is a serious, permanent, complete and final end to your relationship with the child you bore.
Thomas J. Baker of Baker & Tisdale PLLC principally practices in the Central Texas area, including Bell, Coryell, McLennan, Milam and Williamson counties. The advice given here is not and ahould not be taken as a substitute for in-personal consultation with counsel, particularly where legal documents, such as court orders need to be reviewed. I am Board-Certified in Family Law but not in any other areas of practice.
What you are stating is that you want your name erased as the parent of your child but what I am thinking that you really want to do is to be in the life of this child. Having custody of the child does not mean that you should be denied your due possession and visitation rights. You need to fight for that and may even qualify to modify the order to grant you custody. Please hire an experienced attorney in your area to assist you.
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