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    Default Can Your Ex Give Up His Parental Rights

    My ex and I are going through a dirty custody battle. He is not abiding by the child support or visitation set by the courts. Well the other day we were in court and he said that he would give up all of his rights to the child. Is this something that can happen or would I need to have someone adopt my child in order to have this go through? I was under the impression that I could be the only legal guardian, but a lawyer said otherwise. Any opinions on this?

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    Default Re: Terminating Parental Rights

    Broadly speaking, you would need to do this in the context of a stepparent adoption. Laws are different in each state, but unless you're in Texas you should not expect that the law even makes this possible without adoption. If you have a lawyer who says otherwise, talk to your lawyer.
    If you wanted babies all to yourself, you should have created them by yourself. Until you do that, children have the right to BOTH parents, especially since you found them suitable to procreate with.

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    Default Re: Terminating Parental Rights

    I live in Illinois.

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