I have 2 boys and they have separate dad's. My oldest is 8 and the youngest is 5. My oldest son's dad lives in Maine and has not seen him for years! He barely pays child support,when he pays it. My youngest son's dad lives in the same city and state as I do and only a few blocks away. He has not seen him in a consecutive year and this is not the first consecutive year this has happened. I was wanting to know if this is considered abandonment here in Indiana?How long can a parent go without seeing a child before it is considered abandonment in Indiana?
1 month and then its overHow long can a parent go without seeing a child before it is considered abandonment in Indiana?
I live in Indy, too. I researched this question and it was tough to find anything on Indy. The best thing to probably is contact and attory and go to Court for Child support. Then the attorney can advise you on the abandonment. Since, the father hasn't endangered the child it may not be considered abandonment. If anything it may be a case of waiving parental rights. Good luck!
that is a hard question to answer yes or no to. You have to establish that the parent has had no contact what so ever with the child for a period of time. You will have to check the local rules for your county. Call the bar association. Then you will have to petition the court for that to legally take place. Then the court will run an ad in the paper giving your ex's an opportunity to contest your petition. Could take years if ever.
oh good lord.
why do you care?
better than MY dad who is costing my family over $200,000 suing for custody.
be careful what you wish for.
it sounds like you have it good.
It is usually a year with no payment or contact via phone, mail, in person or otherwise. Call an attorney to be sure.
you may want to consult an attorney on this issue since their are 2 different fathers for the boys, good luck.