Q: If I terminate my parental rights in nyc do I still have to pay child support?
I’m estranged from my twins I’ve been paying child support since they were two, they’re eleven now, I’ve kept my rights over them because I feel one day they’ll overcome their mothers brainwashing and will decide to live with me but I fear that day will never come.
Their mother keeps pressuring me to terminate my rights but In the same token says “ I’m keeping you in child support “
Am I obligated to pay if I terminate my rights
A: You can not simply "terminate your rights". Only Child Protection Services (ACS in NYC) can do thatnor you can be terminated if someone elsecadopts the children. If your rights are legally terminated by court order your support obligations terminate but not any arrears you owe.
A: You are legally obligated to support your children until they are 21 and maybe older. You can’t terminate your parental rights unilaterally to avoid paying child support.
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