How does a father give up all rights to his daughter legally?

Asked on November 15, 2012 under Family Law, Indiana

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Generally speaking, the courts will not terminate parental rights easily, voluntarily or involuntarily.  They do not terminate rights to allow a parent to shirk their financial duties (i.e., pay child support) even if the parent never sees the child.  Some states will allow termination if the parent has violated certain laws (like being convicted of child abuse).  I would seek consultation.  


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