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Under NJ law, the husband of the mother
is deemed to be the father of the child unless credible scientific evidence proves someone else is the father. Since you are married to him and had the child, the court will impute paternal rights and responsibilities to him and this is why they made him liable as putative father
based on the NJ laws. You can seek to terminate his parental rights
with a petition to terminate rights and claim significant parental disinterest However, generally unless you identify who the father is they will leave his name on the birth certificate and will not change that.
You have a chance to terminate parental rights though and that would allow you to cut off contact with him and you can ask him to voluntarily terminate his right in exchange for you agreeing to terminate or waive support and if he agrees then your petition to terminate rights would include a written agreement stating that you agree to waive support in consideration of his voluntary terminating his parental rights.
So yes, it is possible to terminate support and parental rights, but just not removing the name from the birth certificate without identifying the biological father.
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