WORLD Law Direct Forums
Home > WORLD Law Direct Forums > FAMILY LAW, DIVORCE, CUSTODY > Child Custody & Support > If I sign over all rights for my child do I still have to pay child support?

If I sign over all rights for my child do I still have to pay child support?

This is a discussion on If I sign over all rights for my child do I still have to pay child support? within the Child Custody & Support forum, part of the FAMILY LAW, DIVORCE, CUSTODY category; in texas if i sign over all right for my child do i still have to pay child support?...

Consult Your Own Personal Lawyer Now!
Reply  POST NEW QUESTION

 

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old Jan 2nd, 2011, 08:39 PM   #1
Unregistered
Guest
 

Unregistered's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a

Exclamation If I sign over all rights for my child do I still have to pay child support?

in texas if i sign over all right for my child do i still have to pay child support?
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Top crime attorneys
Old Jan 2nd, 2011, 11:30 PM   #2
Top Level Member
 
AFFA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 17,865

Default re: If I sign over all rights for my child do I still have to pay child support?

I wish to inform you that in case of termination of parental rights your child support obligation will not end. When a parent signs termination of parental rights then his rights with the child ends. However child support will finish if child is adopted or court orders such a thing with the termination of parental rights.

AFF
AFFA is offline   Reply With Quote

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 08:46 AM   #3
Unregistered
Guest
 

Unregistered's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a

Default Re: If I sign over all rights for my child do I still have to pay child support?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
in texas if i sign over all right for my child do i still have to pay child support?
Yes, and it still amazes me that people still believe that signing over their parental rights absolves them from the financial obligation they have toward the children they make.

They say men are "deadbeats" when they don't pay child support (or rather, can't), but the true definition of "deadbeat" in this regard is a parent who actually pursues terminating his own parental rights just to try getting out of paying child support.

Is that why you want to terminate your parental rights? Why not fight for MORE rights to your child instead of being a defeatist "victim"?
  Reply With Quote

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old Mar 8th, 2013, 05:32 PM   #4
Junior Member
Country:  
sassygirl's Flag is: United States
 

sassygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1

Angry Re: If I sign over all rights for my child do I still have to pay child support?

this is to the person who wrote that a deadbeat is a man that needs to get more rights well let me tell you something the sorry ass mother and daughter of my husband are wrong for doing him the way they do they take all his check and leave him with we have lost our apt because of that cuz of sorry ass mother that want to take it all from them but they got another man living with them and getting sssi and food stamps and tanf for 3 damd kids GET A DAMD JOB
sassygirl is offline   Reply With Quote

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old Mar 8th, 2013, 07:58 PM   #5
Top Level Member
Country:  
Disagreeable's Flag is: United States
 

Disagreeable's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 9,638

Default Re: If I sign over all rights for my child do I still have to pay child support?

Obviously, both parents share responsibility for the child they created, when they elected to do the horizontal shuffle. They also made the determination the risk of pregnancy and genetic material they were comingling with was acceptable parenting material. No Indian Givers.
Disagreeable is offline   Reply With Quote

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old Apr 15th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #6
Junior Member
Country:  
justusinottawa's Flag is: United States
 

justusinottawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Yes, and it still amazes me that people still believe that signing over their parental rights absolves them from the financial obligation they have toward the children they make.

They say men are "deadbeats" when they don't pay child support (or rather, can't), but the true definition of "deadbeat" in this regard is a parent who actually pursues terminating his own parental rights just to try getting out of paying child support.

Is that why you want to terminate your parental rights? Why not fight for MORE rights to your child instead of being a defeatist "victim"?
I have spent close to $10,000 on lawyers to see my kids, my middle daughter, age 16, I only get to see once every 6 months because that is all her mom will force her to come over. My ex had our oldest daughter, who I had full custody of, emancipated behind my back, so my ex would get more in support for the other two. My ex also cut her hours at work in half which caused me to pay more in support, she is perfectly able to work full time and i think that should be considiared when figuring the support payment. She getting more money for working less. So when people say "fight for your kids more" its almost impossible. Iv spent 3 years and $10,000 with more than one lawyer fighting for my kids. I have pictures of my ex passed out drunk on the bathroom floor that my 13yo daughter took and posted on facebook laughing. I have hard proof of my ex driving drunk with the kids in the car one 4th of july weekend. I work 6-7 days a week to pay support on my kids. I pay almost 50% of my income to support and am also paying as much as i can to help our oldest through first years of college. But i still dont get regular visits from them because of my ex. She can get drunk and work only part time and not take any finacial resposibility for them because she knows i have to. The mother always gets favored in the court system and im proof that fighting it out does nothing i cant even see my kids on a regular basis even though the court shows that i am suppose to. Im paying half my income in support just because the mother only wants to work part time and knows i have to support them. At some point the fighting gets to much, if i gave up my rights and didnt have to pay support then our oldest daughter would have a much better education, i could pay my other kids college also and my kids would be much better off
justusinottawa is offline   Reply With Quote

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old Apr 15th, 2013, 07:40 PM   #7
Senior Member
Country:  
formula1129's Flag is: United States
 
formula1129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 88

Default Re: If I sign over all rights for my child do I still have to pay child support?

Quote:
Originally Posted by justusinottawa View Post
I have spent close to $10,000 on lawyers to see my kids, my middle daughter, age 16, I only get to see once every 6 months because that is all her mom will force her to come over. My ex had our oldest daughter, who I had full custody of, emancipated behind my back, so my ex would get more in support for the other two. My ex also cut her hours at work in half which caused me to pay more in support, she is perfectly able to work full time and i think that should be considiared when figuring the support payment. She getting more money for working less. So when people say "fight for your kids more" its almost impossible. Iv spent 3 years and $10,000 with more than one lawyer fighting for my kids. I have pictures of my ex passed out drunk on the bathroom floor that my 13yo daughter took and posted on facebook laughing. I have hard proof of my ex driving drunk with the kids in the car one 4th of july weekend. I work 6-7 days a week to pay support on my kids. I pay almost 50% of my income to support and am also paying as much as i can to help our oldest through first years of college. But i still dont get regular visits from them because of my ex. She can get drunk and work only part time and not take any finacial resposibility for them because she knows i have to. The mother always gets favored in the court system and im proof that fighting it out does nothing i cant even see my kids on a regular basis even though the court shows that i am suppose to. Im paying half my income in support just because the mother only wants to work part time and knows i have to support them. At some point the fighting gets to much, if i gave up my rights and didnt have to pay support then our oldest daughter would have a much better education, i could pay my other kids college also and my kids would be much better off
This doesn't surprise me at all. Women these days have children and get married to financaily secure themselves, knowing the extreme bias the family courts practice. My advise to you is to keep fighting the fight. Your ex and the Courts are counting on you to just give up and pay, because in their eyes, a man is only good for one thing. His wallet.
__________________


Child Support: For The Best Interest Of The Baby Mama

Alimony.......Because he wasn't good enough for you, but his money is.

Women Who Can't Feed Their Children Are Rewarded With Government Handouts.
Men Who Can't Feed Their Children Are Sent To Jail.

Paying Child Support For 18 Years: Up to $250,000.00 Plus
Getting A Vasectomy: About $500.00
Shooting blanks to Keep your money yours: Priceless
formula1129 is offline   Reply With Quote

0 out of 1 members found this post helpful. Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old Apr 16th, 2013, 01:38 PM   #8
Veteran Member
Country:  
grim509's Flag is: United States
 

grim509's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 496

Default Re: If I sign over all rights for my child do I still have to pay child support?

Quote:
Originally Posted by formula1129 View Post
This doesn't surprise me at all. Women these days have children and get married to financaily secure themselves, knowing the extreme bias the family courts practice. My advise to you is to keep fighting the fight. Your ex and the Courts are counting on you to just give up and pay, because in their eyes, a man is only good for one thing. His wallet.
Are you referring to the bias that forces custodial parents to fully support a child by themselves while a NCP can go months or years without paying support or being in their child's lives with no reprocussions? When's the last time you heard of a NCP being arrested for failure to support after just a couple of weeks? Hmm... imagine what would happen if a CP didn't feed a child for 3 days.

That's your double-standard and bias.
grim509 is offline   Reply With Quote

1 out of 1 members found this post helpful. Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old Jun 5th, 2013, 07:01 AM   #9
Junior Member
Country:  
Jam1metallica's Flag is: United States
 

Jam1metallica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1

Default

Ok. But what if my child is living in a different state with her mom and the guy that she calls dad. And knows nothing of me. What rights do i have then? I could fight to have visitation, yes. But paying child support and the visitation costs on top of bills i barley pay doesnt sound affordable.
Jam1metallica is offline   Reply With Quote

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old Jun 5th, 2013, 09:39 AM   #10
Moderator
Country:  
sandyclaus's Flag is: United States
 
sandyclaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The North Pole, silly ;)
Posts: 6,359

Default Re: If I sign over all rights for my child do I still have to pay child support?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jam1metallica View Post
Ok. But what if my child is living in a different state with her mom and the guy that she calls dad. And knows nothing of me. What rights do i have then? I could fight to have visitation, yes. But paying child support and the visitation costs on top of bills i barley pay doesnt sound affordable.
I suppose that it has to do with your priorities.

When the mother told you she had given birth, did you make any efforts to be a part of the child's life? Did you petition the court to assert any parental rights, either before or after she moved out of state? Did you make ANY efforts or attempts to be a parent to this child?

If the answer to all of the above is NO, then it's your OWN fault that the child doesn't even know you and that there is so much distance between you and the child that visitation is near impossible. Had you stepped up and made it known to the courts that you wanted to be involved with this child, steps could have been taken to facilitate a relationship with the child. The court could have considered the impact on that relationship of allowing mom to move so far away, and either prevented her from moving, or made her financially responsible for the distance she created by offsetting your child support and/or forcing her to cover transportation expenses so that you could see the child on a regular basis. The court can't make such orders if you don't ask for it.

You created this child. Whether or not you choose to be a part of the child's life is your decision. Even if you choose NOT to be, that child still needs food, clothing, shelter, and other living expenses. You will still be obligated to financially support those needs even if you've decided not to visit your child. That will continue until he child reaches the age of majority, or there is another person willing to step in and carry that financial burden for you.
__________________
"If it ain't in writing, it never happened."
"A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."
"You can never make the same mistake twice, because the second time you make it, it's not a mistake, but a CHOICE."
sandyclaus is offline   Reply With Quote

1 out of 1 members found this post helpful. Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Reply

Bookmark & Share

Tags
None

This thread has 13 replies and has been viewed 20207 times

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Format Your Messages
Add Forum to Google Toolbar
Forum Jump

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
If I give up my parental rights do I still have to pay child support? Unregistered Child Custody & Support 70 Apr 21st, 2014 10:13 AM
giving up parental rights... will it affect the amount of child support I pay? mine Child Custody & Support 3 Aug 2nd, 2012 09:35 AM
I've been ordered to pay child support on a child that I didn't even know. corners Debt Collection 1 Feb 26th, 2012 12:13 AM
Can I give up all parental rights and still have to pay child support? Guest707 Child Custody & Support 19 Nov 27th, 2011 03:33 AM
Child Support, Alabama: Can they make me pay for a child that is not mine? What to Do Child Custody & Support 4 Jun 17th, 2010 10:43 AM


Top crime attorneys


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 AM.