Me and my ex-husband have joint legal custody of both children and I am behind in child support and still owe child support but do not see my children they live in Collins Mississippi I live in Pascagoula Mississippi we've done been to court about visitation but I'm trying to relinquish my rights because I don't see them anyways and does that clear me of past due child support and any future child support even if my ex-husband will agree and sign any paperwork because he does not want child support he's never enforced it or ask me for it?
Terminating your parental rights would necessarily forgive any past child support, as each time child support becomes due, it is treated as a separate judgment against you; however, it should take care of all future child support obligations. You and your husband's best bet is going to be to consult with an attorney to discuss an agreement concerning the back child support, as well as to advise you of the implications of giving up your parental rights.
Child support, once due, can not be "forgiven". And typically you can't voluntarily give up your rights unless there is someone there to adopt the children.
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