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Do you intend to obtain a court order terminating your parental rights or simply sign a declaration that you are not the father? Is there another man seeking to adopt the child?
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I just found out today about the child and it is not due for some time. There is not another man seeking to adopt. No action has been taken yet. I just want to understand my options. The mother has verbally agreed to allow me to sign over my rights.
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If the mother agrees to the voluntary termination of my rights and signs a document stating that she is not seeking child support, will that waive any future legal obligations for child support?
So, signing over my rights essentially just eliminates my ability to have any contact/decision making power in the child's life, but still obliges me for child support?
Is there any other way, other than another man seeking adoption, for me to break all ties and financial obligations to the mother?
Are these answers specific to Arkansas or just generalized?
That makes sense. Will courts automatically set up child support or is that something that is assessed and set up by the parent seeking support?
The mother states she does not want support or to have me involved in any aspect of the child's life including child support. However, if there is a change of heart, I need to know my options.
Is there a certain time limit from the time the child is born that the mother has to establish that? Or can she come back 10 years from now seeking child support? If so, would I be required to pay back support or just for the remaining 8 years until the child reaches legal age?
Arkansas Code Annotated Section 9-10-111: Judgment for child support - Bond.
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