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    Default Child Support, Visitation, and Adoption

    Nine years ago, I walked out of my sons life without any attempt to contact him in those years. He is now 13.

    I did this because I was selfish, immature and plainly, irresponsible.

    Recently, I have been in contact with his mother. I had no way of contacting them directly, so I sent a letter through her grandmother that lives in ohio and her grandmother that lives in Oklahoma.

    His mother seems to be angry that I have contacted him after so long. Rightfully so. However, I want to make things right.

    The last email that she sent to me was that she is remarried and that her husband wants to adopt my son.

    I didnt skip out on legal child support, because when we divorced, I lived in Florida and she lived in Nebraska and the court could not make a ruling on visitation and child support. The lawyer that I had at that time advised me not to pay because it would be considered a gift instead of support.

    My questions are:

    1. Can I still legally pay child support? Can I force it on them through the court?

    2. Can my son be legally adopted by his mothers new husband without my consent?

    3. Can I get rights to him.

    Thanks

    Wib31

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    Default Re: Child Support, Visitation, and Adoption

    Quote Quoting wib31
    1. Can I still legally pay child support? Can I force it on them through the court?
    You can attempt to pay child support. You can go to court to try to get visitation rights, and the court would likely order you to pay support.

    Quote Quoting wib31
    2. Can my son be legally adopted by his mothers new husband without my consent?
    If a court terminates your parental rights, the adoption can proceed.

    Quote Quoting wib31
    3. Can I get rights to him.
    You can try.

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