My daughters father is wanting to give up his rights after losing his temper with them on a visit where he physically and verbally abused them. He had been gone for over 3 years (his choice) was arrested on a bench warrant and only did he pay child support and compel his parenting time. We had gone to court and he was awarded 6 hours unsupervised visits every Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. He had around 6 weeks of visits with them - only 2 visits lasted 6 hours and this was by him keeping them there. My daughters fear him and his anger. They would leave me crying and come back to me crying.
He is now wanting to sign off his rights because the girls want nothing to do with him. He is over $15,000.00 behind in arrearages. We just had a show cause hearing the 3rd to see if he had been making his payments and again he hasn't and they didn't do anything.
Our court orders are thru the State of Michigan but we both reside in Ohio.
Ohio accepted the child support order around the same time that he had gotten arrested on the bench warrant. Does it differ from state to state on what happens to the arrearages when a father wants to sign off his rights and the girls are adopted??