Is it possible to give up child support in exchange for parental contact?
No said the Indiana Supreme Court yesterday. The Court unanimously ruled against a decree absolute which had confirmed a father could be relieved of child support in favour of the mother accepting sole financial responsibility if he also gave up his access rights.
Chaninat and Leeds specializes in divorce cases in Thailand
The father since made repeated attempts to have those arrangements overturned, and eventually the Supreme Court agreed with him. The NWI Times reports they ruled that it will rarely be in a child’s best interest to lose full contact with either parent, unless there is a physical or emotional reason.
According to Thailand child custody law, both parents of a child have full custodial rights. However, legal issues will often arise surrounding the finding of paternity. In other words, Thailand law requires that a father be the “legal” parent, as well as the biological parent, to have father’s rights.
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