Can a man give up rights to a minor child and not pay support?

Asked on November 14, 2012 under Family Law, Indiana

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The general rule in all states is that a parent can not voluntarily relinquish parental rights in order to avoid paying child support.  Supporting your children is an obligation until they reach majority (again generally). There are certain instances where parentage will be terminated but that is case specific.  


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