My sons father wants to sign his rights away and not see his son anymore how do I go About filing this?
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Often it is difficult to terminate parental rights without another person willing to adopt. If that is not an option, there are some ways to reduce the father’s rights without eliminating them while still keeping benefits to you like child support. If you’re interested in exploring these ideas, you should speak to an experienced family lawyer.
The bio father can relinquish custodial rights and parent-time but in order to relinquish parental rights and support obligations the child must, in most cases, be adopted by a step-parent.
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From what you say, you are not currently married. The only effective way to terminate is rights is if your current husband wanted to adopt the child.
From what you say, the best thing to do is modify the current custody orders so that he has minimal to no contact with your son; which can be accomplished by a couple of different means.
You need to get with an aggressive family law attorney who has experience with parentage, custody and difficult cases. I know what these cases are like, having handled a number. Please understand that this site does not allow us to recommend any attorney or firm, you need to do your own calling or checking with attorneys directly.
You need to get moving ... as in today, to hire an attorney and handle this matter correctly from the outset. Or, you can try doing it yourself, and bumble through. Of the two options, which choice is best for your child, and your rights with the child? You should be able to get in with attorneys today, I know that I have some openings. So, check around.
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Typically you have to have a husband to take over the father's right. Generally you cannot just walk into court and expect to walk out with a termination order.
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