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Michael J, Esq.
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My ex-husband relinquished parental rights so that I could

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My ex-husband relinquished parental rights so that I could become the guardian of our mentally ill adopted adult son. Can my son draw on his father's social security when he retires even though he gave up his parental rights? Our son requires a very expensive licensed personal care home and I'm trying to plan for the future for him. We all live in Texas. Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Michael J, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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Unfortunately, no. Severing the parental tie also severs all rights that flow either way. Neither father nor son can benefit from each other based on inheritance. I'm sorry!
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