If I sign over all my rights for my children to their other parent, am I still required to pay child support?
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No, you can sign over custody but that will not relieve you of your obligation to support your children. It is the child's support, not the other parents. Even if agreed to and signed in a judgment of divorce, a waiver of child support will not be upheld.
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A parent cannot simply sign away his/her parental rights to avoid his financial obligations. There are millions of dead beat dads/moms who wish it were that easy. Taxpayers should not be forced to support someone else's child. Until the child is adopted by someone else, there's not much to do.
Robert D. Kane, Jr. Esq. Licensed in CALIFORNIA (based in City of Orange, Orange County;) and MINNESOTA (based in Eagan, Dakota County.) State and Federal Courts My answers are for general information only and not legal advice. My answers should not be relied on as specific legal advice. Much more information would most likely be needed for a legal opinion. My answers are based on Minnesota or California law as appropriate. I am only licensed in California and Minnesota. I provide legal advice and counsel during the course of an attorney-client relationship only. This relationship is established by a written agreement and a retainer (unless otherwise agreed upon.)
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