Bio father rights/abandonment of child/child support?
Asked Apr 5, 2005, 11:45 AM
I am 6 weeks pregnant and the father is my ex boyfriend. I reached out to him 3 different times to see how he felt about this and what his interest would be in terms of involvement with his child. He has been quite verbally hostile and told me to die and other choice things. What time frame needs to pass, during which he is willfully uninvolved, before he is considered to have abandoned his child? If he decides to be involved past this time frame, does he regain any legal rights? If his rights are considered terminated, is he liable for any child support? And if he starts to pay child support after he has terminated his rights through abandonment, does he then regain legal rights? Do I have a time frame in which to start proceedings regarding child support? Thank you.