child abandonment laws
how long without contact is considered
child abandonment in s.c.? my ex-
husband has joint custody but has not
contacted me or my son since april. i
heard 6 months but i've also heard a
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: child abandonment laws
He has not violated any law because the child was not abandoned because the child is with you, the other parent. If you are asking how long must he not visit before you can try to terminate his parental rights, then that period is six months, provided the failure to visit is willful.
These are complex issues, and it is important that they be handled correctly. Therefore, it is important that you consult an experienced family law attorney to find out what options are available to you based on the facts of your particular case.
If you need more information, you can visit my family law blog (www.SCFamilyLaw.com) or our website (www.StevensFirm.com). I wish you the best of luck.