Quoting Twin's Mommy:" It was either share visitation with him & get child support or cut all ties & terminate... She ... [snip!] ... child support, but wasn't about to let a meth head get visitation of any kind... So she agreed on him terminating his rights."
Okay, the girlfriend he is with now, has a background history of demotic violence? and has put him in jail for the same reason..
Quoting Miss Beautiful0812:" Okay, the girlfriend he is with now, has a background history of demotic violence? and has put him in jail for the same reason.."
Yeah, I personally wouldn't want my children around that. I'd do anything to avoid it, if it meant letting him terminate his rights.. I'd just get a second... or third job if I had to.
Quoting Miss Beautiful0812:" Is it easy to just sign over rights just because you don't want to pay child support?"
It was easy for us. After we broke up he wanted nothing to do with us (and honestly barely wanted anything to do with Annie when we were together.) We made an appointment with child support, and because he had not financially supported my daughter for more than six months it was as simple as signing a piece of paper. There's a statute in Florida that allows for termination of parental rights if the offending parent fails to provide financial support to the custodial parent.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Miss Beautiful0812:</b>" My friend Ashley is pregnant with her first child and the father hasn't been there much thru out her ... [snip!] ... 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?"</blockquote>
He can try and sign over his rights, but they can still make him pay.