NM court: Ending parent rights halts child support

July 31, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new ruling by a New Mexico appellate court says that people whose parental rights are terminated don’t have to pay child support previously ordered under a divorce decree.

Termination of parental rights severs the parent-child relationship entirely, the state Court of Appeals ruling says.

“The fundamental and terrible act of severing the parent-child relationship cuts off all connection between them except as specifically excepted by the Login to read more

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