Q: How can I file for my child’s fathers rights to be revoked in ohio
I have a daughter who is 18 months old. Her biological father is on the birth certificate but has not done Anything for her in over 6 months. Can I file for abandonment and have him removed from the birth certificate and his rights revoked? He is on child support and has not paid one payment. I would like to take him off child support as well but would like guidance on how to pursue both if even possible.
If you are unmarried, he already has no rights. Ohio law does not provide for any custody or visitation for an unmarried father absent a court order. You don't have to do anything.
If you would like to strip him of any parental rights, the only way to do that is through a stepparent adoption. You would have to marry someone and they would have to adopt your child.
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