why is it a father can sign his rights over

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just my opinion

Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 5, 2012
If a father sign his rights over cause he dont want to pay child support what can i do to protect my kids. He needs to support them. Any info would b appreciate
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Paducah, KY

#2 Aug 5, 2012
It doesn't work like that. A father cannot just sign bid rights over to avoid child support. In order for him to sign his rights away the mother of the child must be married and the husband willing to take complete legal responsibility for the child. It goes thru the courts and social services has to become involved and make sure your home is ok. Trust me I have been there and got the rights of my child's bio father terminated and my husband adopted my child. Its not as easy as it sounds and its not cheap hut in the end its worth every penny. Hope this helps you.
what ever

United States

#3 Aug 5, 2012
Why is it, a mother can sign her rights away?
Ewww

Paducah, KY

#4 Aug 5, 2012
??????
just my opinion

Chicago, IL

#5 Aug 5, 2012
I am not married i am single. He only wants to sign his rights away cause he dont want to pay child support. Not far to the kids at all. He dont even get them when he is suppose to.
advice please

Hardin, KY

#6 Aug 5, 2012
question wrote:
It doesn't work like that. A father cannot just sign bid rights over to avoid child support. In order for him to sign his rights away the mother of the child must be married and the husband willing to take complete legal responsibility for the child. It goes thru the courts and social services has to become involved and make sure your home is ok. Trust me I have been there and got the rights of my child's bio father terminated and my husband adopted my child. Its not as easy as it sounds and its not cheap hut in the end its worth every penny. Hope this helps you.
who was your lawyer???
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Paducah, KY

#7 Aug 5, 2012
advice please wrote:
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who was your lawyer???
I used d bob Manchester, it cost me around $850
advice please

Hardin, KY

#8 Aug 5, 2012
question wrote:
<quoted text>I used d bob Manchester, it cost me around $850
did ur ex sign over "willingly" or did u have to take him to court??
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Paducah, KY

#9 Aug 5, 2012
Either way you must go thru the court and the judge has to agree.At first the bio father refused so I let his child support add up to another flagrent charge and my lawyer told him to go to jail for non support again or he could sign his rights over and I would not persue the back cs. For the record he never once asked to see the child and he had multiple chances because we had several court dates and if he would have asked the judge would have granted some sort of visitation. You must be married and your spouse has to agree to adopt, social services comes and does a home study and then one more court date where rights are severed and then granted to the adoptive parent.
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Chicago, IL

#10 Aug 5, 2012
I know someone who went thru this and it was very easy. She told the daddy to pay the $13,000 in back support or sign rights over. He was all over it! Signed them over, step dad became dad. Judge signed off and that was it. She said it didn't cost much. I'm not sure she had an attorney. I don't remember her saying anything about an attorney. But that doesn't mean she didn't have one. Idk.
Attorney at law

Paducah, KY

#11 Aug 5, 2012
He can't sign his rights over unless you are married and your husband assumes all responsibility for the child. He can't just go to the division of child support an say "I dont want to be a responsible daddy anymore." It doesn't work that way!
Anonymous

United States

#12 Aug 5, 2012
If he can legally do that, which it doesn't sound like he can without the child being adopted, then you should let him and be grateful he is out of their lives. If he cares so little that he doesn't want to see them when he can, they are probably better off without the in and out uncaring roller coaster he would cause. Just my opinion however. Good luck!
wondering

Paducah, KY

#13 Aug 6, 2012
if a father cant sign over his rights without the mother being remarried then why is it right for a mother sign over her rights without the father beening married?
pretty sure

Mayfield, KY

#14 Aug 6, 2012
don't know about the laws in different states but in KY if the father signs over his rights, he will still have to pay child support unless someone adopts the child/children. He just can't see them or have any rights to them.
pretty sure

Mayfield, KY

#15 Aug 6, 2012
or rather give up his rights... sorry
just my opinion

Chicago, IL

#16 Aug 6, 2012
Well i am about to go to a attny cause its not far. He hasnt seen the kids in a month and know that child support is going up he wants to sign his rights away not far at all to the kids.
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Paducah, KY

#17 Aug 6, 2012
you cannot just sign rights away, mother or father. You can relinquish custody like letting a grandparent raise the child but you still have legal ties like child support, daycare, medical expenses, etc. To the the lady who was inquiring please contact a lawyer so you can be given valid info and if you haven't figured out that child support enforcement is a joke consider this your warning for them. They could careless.
he can

United States

#18 Aug 6, 2012
In KY a parent can sign over rights even if the mom is single. The parent signing his rights away will still have to pay child support. The parent that signed that rights away will just not have a say in what the other parent does. It is not fair but it does happen.
inquiring

United States

#19 Aug 6, 2012
he can wrote:
In KY a parent can sign over rights even if the mom is single. The parent signing his rights away will still have to pay child support. The parent that signed that rights away will just not have a say in what the other parent does. It is not fair but it does happen.
Its not signing your rights away, if you do that you are only relinquishing your visitation and giving sole custody to the other parent but you still have rights and legal obligations to the child. I know how it works because I have been thru it all with my child's bio father.
c_tap

United States

#20 Aug 11, 2012
I need a good lawyer to do this the father don't want to see or care to see child and husband wants to adopt some one tell me a good lawyer that dosent charge arm n leg. My husbands been raising my son 7 years anyways but need get legal

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