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If a man gives up his parental rights, can he change his mind

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If a man gives up his parental rights, can he change his mind after 3 years?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.
Good afternoon. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to answering your question.As a general rule, once parental rights are terminated voluntarily, a court will not reverse the order. I suppose he can petition the court, but I have never heard of parental rights being reinstated after a voluntary termination. It is not something the court would likely see as being in the best interest of the child from a stability perspective.Also, be aware that courts are not, generally, easy about voluntary termination of parental rights, especially if it is done solely or mainly to avoid support payments.