Hendersonville, NC asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma

Q: Do you have to have your ex signature to sign away your rights as a parent

Due to extenuating circumstances and the fact that my ex has parental alienated my kids that they absolutely refuse to have anything to do with me, do I need her signature to relinquish my parental rights.

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Charles Watts
Charles Watts
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Once a parent always a parent until your rights are relinquished as a process of law. You cannot just simply waive the rights unless you are giving consent for a step-parent to adopt. Even if you attempted to waive the rights you are still responsible for support until someone else fills that role (such as the state or a step-parent)

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