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“Hello we need help! My fiance’s ex-wife has asked him to give up his rights to his two sons. My question to you is will he still have to pay child support? She is planning on getting married in the near future would the courts allow this. We live in the state of Missouri.”
Question: In Missouri, voluntary termination of parental rights based upon consent still requires a court order. There needs to be a showing that the consent is knowing, voluntary and intelligent, and that the termination is in the best interests of the child. Termination of parental rights may or may not extinguish parental responsibilities (support). Check with a local attorney.