Greetings. Yes, a parent’s rights can be terminated for not supporting or seeing their child for more than one year. The other parent would have to initiate it and agree to terminate the rights. Once the parental rights are terminated, there is no longer a child support obligation to the person whose rights were terminated. Think long and hard about this and the long term consequences to everyone’s self esteem before you make this decision. Abandonment in any form hurts.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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