Legal Question in Family Law in Missouri

My husband has a parenting plan in place for their 3 minor children ages 6,7, and 9. We rarely hear a word from her. At what point does it become abandonment? And at what point could we seek full custody?

Asked on 9/26/13, 7:51 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Mel Franke Mel G. Franke, Attorney at Law

YOU NEED TO MEET WITH AN EXPERIENCED FAMILY ATTORNEY, ARE YOUO CONSIDERING ADOPTION? NEGLECT MEANS NO SUPPORT AND OTHER FACTS. ''ABANDONMENT MEANS NO CONTACT WITH A SETTLED INTENT TO NEVER PARENT AGAIN. THE MINIMUM PERIOD FOR A CHILD OVER ONE YEAR IS SIX MONTHS.

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Answered on 9/27/13, 9:40 am


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