Originally Posted by Tall Average Guy
We may be talking past each other. As I understand it, a man has the ability to sign away his rights and thus not have to pay child support. This most often occurs if the wife accepts it.
However, a man cannot unilaterial sign away his rights in an effort to not pay child support. If that were the case, there would be many fewer dead-beat dads, as they could just sign away their rights and avoid payment.
In the state of Texas and 12 others, they can. It has to be done when women are pregnant and yes, they can decide if they want to be fathers.....JUST AS A WOMAN SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO DECIDE IF SHE WANTS TO BE A MOTHER.