Legal Question in Family Law in California

can a father sign over his parental rights to his child?

Asked on 12/14/11, 10:02 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

Michael Schneider Family Law Center

Only if someone else is attempting to adopt the child as in a step parent adoption, for example.

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Answered on 12/14/11, 5:19 pm

Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

Mr. Schneider is exactly right. The public policy of the law is that a child who has an identified father is entitled to keep that father unless and until someone else wants to take on responsibility for the child by adoption, or the state finds the father unfit and takes the child.

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Answered on 12/15/11, 1:51 pm

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