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Will I still have to pay child support if my parental rights have been terminated?

If your parental rights are terminated, and you owe child support that was ordered before your rights were terminated, you are still required to pay the amount owed.

Note that the court, if requested to do so, may only order a termination of parental rights if someone else is prepared to adopt the child. The court generally will not order a termination of your parental rights if that would leave the child with only one parent responsible for his or her care and support.

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