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#1 booboo_1993

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

in the state of Tennessee,when u sign over rights do u still have to pay child support?


#2 Ted_from_Texas

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

You cannot unilaterally "sign over" your parental rights and obligations, in Tennessee or any other state.


Yes, if you are adjudicated to be the father, you are on the hook for child support until the child becomes an adult.  Consult local counsel.



#3 pg1067

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:26 AM

One cannot "sign over" one's parental rights except in connection with an adoption of the child by another person.  While I suspect that moots your question since I suspect you're not asking about an adoption situation, in such circumstances, assuming the adoption is approved by the court, it would relieve the birth parent of his/her obligation to support the child financially.

#4 booboo_1993

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:27 AM

is there any other way, other than adoption?thats my biggest question?



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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:58 AM

Any other way to do what?


When you make the voluntary choice to have a child, you choose to undertake the obligation to support the child financially.



#6 booboo_1993

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:41 AM

its not me
any other way to not hv to be financially responsible?
as in if the mother would agree?


#7 pg1067

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

I think we've pretty well answered this.


Don't want to be financially responsible for a kid?  Don't have kids.


That said, obviously, if Parent A chooses not to hold Parent B financially responsible, then Parent B may get off the hook.  If you're asking whether an agreement not to seek child support would be enforceable, the answer is no.






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