You need to ask a Louisiana lawyer, as this is the state that has jurisdiction over your kids. As a thought, perhaps child support services there can help. In California a parent cannot voluntarily terminate parental rights in order to avoid supporting children. See an LA attorney.
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Ms. Main is correct. See an attorney in Louisiana immediately. Also look in the county where your ex lived in California and find out if a divorce was ever filed. You could have the LA attorney contact him and find out if he ever filed papers.
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