If I give up my parental rights, would I still be required to pay child support?

I am going through a nasty divorce and my wife is making nasty false actuation s. I am being made out to be someone that I am not. My name is mud in my daughters eyes. Everytime I hear new lies from my wife and daughter.

Asked on July 16, 2012 under Family Law, Oregon

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If one willingly and knowingly gives up his or her parental rights, the parental obligations under the laws of all states in this country are also given up as well.

As such, if your parental rights are knowingly given up by you and accepted as such by your soon to be former wife, any child support obligations you might be required to pay for are also given up.


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