Would I still be required to pay child support if I was to sign over my parental rights?

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Would I still be required to pay child support if I was to sign over my parental rights?

Asked on October 24, 2012 under Family Law, New Mexico

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Generally speaking, the courts will not allow you to sign over your parental rights in order to avoid paying child support.  The courts allow termination  - voluntary or involuntary - under certain circumstances such as conviction of abuse of a child, adoption by a step parent, etc.  Each case turns on the facts.  


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