Legal Question in Family Law in Alabama

child Abandonment

how long does a parent have to go w/ out contcacting his child before it is considered abandonment, and once he reached this point, what can i do to take his rights away, and/or can someone adopt her?

Asked on 10/11/07, 4:43 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Mari Morrison Mari Morrison, P.C.

Re: child Abandonment

six months for probate court and an adoption. That is the only way you can terminate a persons parental rights if the child is adopted, outside of DHR terminating parental rights at family court. Failure to provide child support or have contact with a child for six months is under the code covered as grounds for termination and adoption.

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Answered on 10/11/07, 8:06 pm

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