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Terminating Father's Rights?? Miss Beautiful0812 3 kids; Florida 3344 posts
23rd Aug '12

My friend Ashley is pregnant with her first child and the father hasn't been there much thru out her entire pregnancy and now is talking about terminating his rights because she has threaten to go after child support since he is talking about having nothing to with his unborn son and wants to start a family with the girl he is with now... In the State of Florida, is it hard to just sign over rights to a baby because you don't want to pay child support or have anything to do with the child? At first, he wasn't going to sign over rights no matter what... Well now he says he wants to because he wants to start a family with his new girlfriend...



This is my question :: In the State of Florida, is it hard to just sign over rights to a baby because you don't want to pay child support or have anything to do with the child?

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
23rd Aug '12

He cannot sign over rights. It's not possible.



He can sign over adoption to your friends future husband but they have to be married 1 year first.

Lady.Weiser Michigan 3638 posts
23rd Aug '12

to bad its NOT up to him. Tell your friend to not let him bully her. The courts will decide about the Child Support - and good for her to follow up on that. He sounds like a Douche - guess he should have worn a Condom huh?

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
23rd Aug '12

Not sure about Fl, sorry, but in Ga it was super easy for my SIL's ex to do it.

Miss Beautiful0812 3 kids; Florida 3344 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Smartass *TNTC*:" He cannot sign over rights. It's not possible. He can sign over adoption to your friends future husband but they have to be married 1 year first."


Ohk, she has never been married.

Petra and Toria TTC since Apr 2012; 1 child; South Gate, California 3381 posts
23rd Aug '12

Child Support usually requires a DNA test. If, in fact it is his child then he does have to pay child support.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
23rd Aug '12

If your friend doesn't want him involved, she can just never put him on the birth certificate and never file for child support. Then in the future when she's married theres no rights to terminate.

Miss Beautiful0812 3 kids; Florida 3344 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" Not sure about Fl, sorry, but in Ga it was super easy for my SIL's ex to do it."


Did she agree to let him sign over rights? I was told they had to both agree to sign over rights to a child.. Like the mother and father had to agree...

Miss Beautiful0812 3 kids; Florida 3344 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Petra and Toria:" Child Support usually requires a DNA test. If, in fact it is his child then he does have to pay child support."


I know about the DNA test has to be done, I went thru that with my fiance and his son but not the signing over rights part to get out of paying child support.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
23rd Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Miss Beautiful0812:</b>" Did she agree to let him sign over rights? I was told they had to both agree to sign over rights to a child.. Like the mother and father had to agree..."</blockquote>




Yes both parents would have to agree. But I can tell you, in Florida, he cannot sign over rights unless your friend is married

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Miss Beautiful0812:" Did she agree to let him sign over rights? I was told they had to both agree to sign over rights to a child.. Like the mother and father had to agree..."


Yeah, she agreed. He was a meth head & all. She didn't want him in her daughters life, KWIM. They just signed some papers & that was that.

Miss Beautiful0812 3 kids; Florida 3344 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Smartass *TNTC*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Miss Beautiful0812:</b>" Did she agree to let him sign over ... [snip!] ... Yes both parents would have to agree. But I can tell you, in Florida, he cannot sign over rights unless your friend is married"


So say she was to go after him for child support but put down that she doesn't want him to have nothing to do with her son, would that be possible? I honestly don't think he will have anything to her son but I was also told, when your paying child support, you have rights to seeing the child.

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Smartass *TNTC*:" He cannot sign over rights. It's not possible. He can sign over adoption to your friends future husband but they have to be married 1 year first."


Bullshit!
My second daughter's father signed his rights away voluntarily, back when we still lived in Florida. It differs state to state, but I know from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE that it can be done in Florida

Miss Beautiful0812 3 kids; Florida 3344 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" Yeah, she agreed. He was a meth head & all. She didn't want him in her daughters life, KWIM. They just signed some papers & that was that."


Yeah, then he def needing to sign rights overs since that was the case.

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
23rd Aug '12
Quoting Miss Beautiful0812:" Yeah, then he def needing to sign rights overs since that was the case."


It was either share visitation with him & get child support or cut all ties & terminate... She needed child support, but wasn't about to let a meth head get visitation of any kind... So she agreed on him terminating his rights.