Switch to ADA Accessible Theme
Close Menu
Port St. Lucie Criminal & Family Attorneys > Video FAQs > Child Support > If a father terminates his parental rights, does he still have to pay child support in Florida?

If a father terminates his parental rights, does he still have to pay child support in Florida?

Once your parental rights are terminated, your child support obligations end at that moment. However, if there is back child support owed, the child still has every right to collect that support. It’s not up to the parents or the remaining parent to say, “I’m okay with no child support” because the child support was actually owed on behalf of the child. If your arrears are $1,500 at the time you terminate your rights, you still owe $1,500 and the Department of Revenue or the parent who still has that child can pursue you for those funds.

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Port St. Lucie 8495 S. FEDERAL HWY.
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL 34952
Stuart By Appointment Only 27 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994
Fort Pierce By Appointment Only 311 S 2nd St., Suite 102b
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Telephone: 772-466-0707 Fax: 772-223-9290 or 772-466-0907 Office Hours: 8:30 to 5:00pm M-F
CONNECT WITH US: