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    Default Signing Over Parental Rights to a Grandparent

    My question involves a child custody case from the State of: VA


    Can a parent sign over their parental rights to the grandparents? And is it as simple as signing them back over when they are ready?

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    Default Re: Parental Rights

    We need more specifics. What exactly, do you want the grandparents to do?
    If you want them to have guardianship over your children, it's not always as simple as signing them back over. Things can get quite messy.
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    Default Re: Parental Rights

    Sorry. I have custody. I am not signing over my rights. I was told that the other parent had signed over her right before the grandparents took me to court for custody. We have spoken about returning custody. But I am being told that it can all be done the same day. It is as easy as signing a form in front of a judge and puff she has them back. I was asking if it is that easy? I guess that makes me think of another question. If she can just sign and have them back why couldn't she pay child support?

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    Default Re: Parental Rights

    Can a parent sign over their parental rights to the grandparents?
    Nope. One cannot simply sign one's parental rights over to someone else. One can assign guardianship, but relinquishing rights is out.

    And is it as simple as signing them back over when they are ready?
    Also no.
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