my husband has a 13 yr old son whom he hasnt seen since he was less than a year old, here is the brief on what happened
in 1992 my husband was married to his first wife and discovered she was having an affair, my husband left the state, they had been married for less than 2yrs.
in 1997 (after 5 yrs of no contact with either the wife or the child) his THEN wife contacted him with a decree of divorce and child support, he signed them, he was in the military at the time. My husband has been paying child support on this child since 1997, and his medical.
in 98 I met and married my hubby(1999) and we now have two children together. My husband has just gotten out of the military after 7 yrs, now he wants to give up his paternal rights to his firstborn, as the child has had NO verbal, written or otherwise contact to my husband since the age of about 1. His ex has remarried, has another child and the boy(my hubbys firstborn) calls the step-dad, Dad.
What steps does my hubby need to take to voluntarily give up his parental rights to the child?