Thank you for your follow-up.
I guess I'm not clear then because i understood that to be able to renounce my paternity I thought you stated i needed someone to assume parental rights in my place. ?
It is not quite that simple. The courts would have to permit you to renounce and approve the other party to step in as the replacement parent. You are confusing being a parent with being a guardian--that is a different. Someone can become a guardian of a child without being a parent, which is what would happen if your mother would attempt to pursue custodial rights.
Severing parental rights seems severe, while may be best for the child now as the baby mama does struggle with mental health issues and is non compliant with taking her medications.
Still would take the courts to agree. Courts will not allow you to sever your rights without having some other responsible parent take over as a parent, not just as a guardian.
If I understand correctly, would then my mom is agreeable to be the parent, but the words are "custodial rights vs parental rights". my mom's concern is to protect the child and hopefully have the courts order psychological mental health for the baby mama. Best case for her to take her meds, be well and care for the child appropriately, stop theatening me and allow me to do my share then.
That would be her stepping in as guardian, not parent.
that's in a perfect world. that's not going to happen so alternately my mom would have to seek to have custodial rights. Are they = to what the baby mamas rights are, ie seek
Right, that is generally how it plays out. Your mother could potentially seek custodial rights and try to take away custodial rights from both you and the mother. That would not terminate your parental obligations, you would still be required to pay child support, for example.