Categories: General Date: Jun 26, 2018 Title: Can a Parent End All Rights and Obligations to a Child?
Can a Parent End All Rights and Obligations to a Child?
Occasionally, a parent may wish to withdraw from access to their child – but this does not end their support obligations.
Unless a child is given up for adoption, the biological parents have legal rights and obligations to their children. Even if the parents are not married to each other or have never lived together, they cannot just walk away from those obligations.
Sometimes one or both parents may wonder if there is a way to legally end parental rights and obligations to a child. This factsheet offers information on parental rights and obligations to their children and when and how it might be possible to end them.
Click here to learn more about a parent’s obligations to their child