My husband and I are getting a divorce and we have a 20 month old. My husband supported our child financially and only changed his diaper or fed him a small amount of times mostly he complains how he didnt want to do it. Hes always on his phone completely ignores him and put him in a dangerous situation.
You should retain counsel immediately. It is likely he will have to pay child support until your child is 18 years old. Hire a lawyer!
A popular misconception. Your soon to be ex cannot sign away his parental obligations, he might neglect them, but he can't sign them away in the fashion you suggest. His parental rights can be terminated only by a court. To do so, There would have to be a case brought against him for abuse and neglect of the child, after which a Judge could terminate his parental rights. Another way would be if you remarried and your new husband would want to adopt the child and some other conditions existed in order to proceed with a step-parent adoption. Or, if your ex, during this Divorce proceeding disputes that he is the biological father of the child and DNA testing confirms that position.
No, he cannot just sign over his parental rights. Yes, he'd still have to pay child support unless that judge orders something different. You should immediately confer with your divorce lawyer about this.
The opinion that I express should not be considered to be legal advice that can be relied on. It is based only on the limited amount of information provided rather than doing a thorough review of all of the important information that is required to give accurate legal advice. You should consult with an attorney that has extensive background in the area of the law that your are inquiring about.
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