What happens when you Sign over parental rights?
I live in New York State. I was wondering if anyone is familair with what happens when you sign away parental rights. My husband has a 13 year old daughter. He faithfully pays his child support, and the court has granted him joint custody, with physical custody belonging to the child's mother. he can have visitation as both parents see fit. every time he asks to see his daughter, he is given a diffent excuse,like she is grounded,or her mother is going on vacation with her new husband and his daughter will be with the sitter. this always ends in a fight, and with him still not being allowed to see her.
she has asked him before to just sign over his parental rights. he has refused, however it has nnow been 7 months since he's been permitted to see her. the time before that it had been a year between the last visitation. my husband is now considering terminating his rights, but does not know what will happen afterwards. does he ever get to speak to his daughter, does he still pay child support. can he legally send money directly to his daughter if he no longer has to pay chid support. he doesn't want her to think that he didn't want her. but he is not allowed to seee her, and she doesn't want to be bothered with even speaking to him. she has a limited amount of phone time and would rather spend it speaking to her friends. her mother said that phone time/computer time spent conversating with her father still counts against the time she is allowed to use the phone/computer. my husband feels like she is already lost to him, and her mother has asked him to sign over the rights before.
- Asked by Female, 36-45