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  • Nov 2, 2006, 09:05 PM
    d0rkable
    Signing over parental rights
    OK well My Boyfriend has a daughter with this women, he pays support but she will not allow him to see his daughter she leaves him nasty messages saying she's better off without him. Well this women called him and asked him if he would sign over his rights to her husband because she wants to move out of state and she can't without his say. So my boyfriends thinking about signing over his rights but doesn't want to be screwed over, Can he sign over his rights and not have any financial responsibility to this child at all? No form of responsibility to this child if he chooses to sign over his rights?
  • Nov 3, 2006, 01:09 AM
    helixfire
    I think they can call him in for support whenever. That giving away parental rights just means he has no say anymore. But I'm confused, why can't she leave the state?
  • Nov 3, 2006, 07:59 AM
    d0rkable
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by helixfire
    I think they can call him in for support whenever. That giving away parental rights just means he has no say anymore. But I'm confused, why can't she leave the state?

    In Arizona they have a law where you have to get written consent from the other parent. He pays support for the child, But she also said that she is going to have her lawyer draw up papers and put in them that he has no responsibility whatso ever to that child, I was just wondering if that could be done?
  • Dec 5, 2006, 04:42 PM
    wackione05
    My boyfriend went through the same thing over a year ago. He has gone through so much because his ex is a and asked him to sign over his rights to her new husband, so my boyfriend being the good person that he is did everything she asked and he ended up paying child support for almost a year before it stopped. It's a huge pain in the because he had to keep going to the courts to fill out paper work to try and get it terminated but every time he went in they told him something different. Arizona laws back the mother up 100%. If he decides to sign over his rights he must make SURE that in the documents he signs there must be a portion stating that the child support will be terminated by signing. The best way to go would be to have a lawyer there but if you can't afford one make sure you read the documents carefully because they will try and leave that part out. The state of Az will garnish his wages. My boyfriend ended up having to pay $700 a month which is ridiculous! I came on this website trying to help my boyfriend because he has received papers once again about child support even though it has been terminated for several months now, but ended up being able to help someone else. I hope this info can be useful to you and good luck!
  • Dec 5, 2006, 05:49 PM
    Fr_Chuck
    Also unless the court ( judge oks it and rules on it) it is merely a contract, and if the judge rules it not legal, it will not be binding.

    Often , esp if the custodial parent gets welfare the state will go after the other parent to be paid back for money spent on the child, I doubt that an agreement not ruled on as a court order would be binding on this.

    Most states ( not all) will not normally ( note but sometimes) allow one parent to sign away obligation to child support. Unless there is someone willing to adopt the child ( new step parent)

    You can sign over any rights to visit, to custody, but the state holds and requires some obligation ( not right) to pay support
  • Dec 11, 2006, 04:43 PM
    sillygirl_96544
    Don't Sign Over The Rights At All Really Make Her Pay For The Pain She's Caused Him Revenge Is The Best Don't Sign It Over It'll Screw Her Over Not Him
  • Dec 11, 2006, 08:59 PM
    s_cianci
    What kind of "signing over of rights" are you talking about here? If it's to consent for an adoption, then that'll relieve him of the responsibility of providing financial support. It'll also no longer make him legally the father and he'll have no more paternal rights whatsoever. Otherwise I wouldn't sign anything as signing anything else only sounds like he's being manipulated and will end up getting burned.
  • Dec 13, 2006, 09:09 AM
    cyberslider
    I would talk to a lawyer advice is free each state is different
  • Jan 16, 2008, 09:27 PM
    princessana
    My boyfriend is going through the same stuff. His ex hates us for being together and for being engaged even though she claims to be engaged to her ex whose in prison. She says she's going to take away any visitation rights he could have because they haven't gone to court yet for the kids. There's two of them and she lives in another state. She claims she has evidence that will keep him from getting visitation. She's been impossible because she's upset he didn't marry her when she got pregnant. He didn't love her didn't want to be with her but stayed because they had kids but he was tried of being unhappy so he left her and I got with him. Ive known him for 7 years. We've been together for 10 months. She took the kids, moved out and left the state. He hasn't been pushing for visitation yet because he's in a tight finanacial situation. Any time she gets mad at me or him she sends ignorant test messages about them getting a new daddy, and how he'll never see the kids again. She lives with his dad (he wants to keep an eye on his grandkids because he lives in the same state as them), and is supported by the govt. and his dad, goes to school but has no job! We can't take it anymore! He's thinking about signing away his rights because if he's never going to see them and be forced to pay childsupport he thinks he would be better off to sign away his rights and just wait till the kids come looking for answers to their moms bad statements about him and explain what their mother did because she was jealous and selfish. I want to know where I can find every thing there is to know about signing away rights to a child. Also doesn't the mother have to approve of the father signing away his rights to the child.

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