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  • May 25, 2007, 07:29 AM
    lisa97logan
    Child abandonment laws
    My boyfriend and I live in Illinois. He has joint cusody of his 3 children with his exwife. He was paying almost 50% of his check for child support, and picking them up on the weekends. As of Feb of 2006 he was injured on the job, and hasn't worked since. His ex wife dropped the children off March of 2006 and has seen them 2 times since then. We now have not heard from her in months, and we don't know where she is at! My question is, is there a child abandonement law? Does she lose her legal rights to the children after so long. They have no insurance or anykind of benefits and we want to transfer them to our school district. We think drugs might be involved, and don't want her to have any legal rights to the children. Thank you Lisa
  • May 25, 2007, 08:27 AM
    tawnynkids
    Yes, there is and you really need to call and ask a lawyer in your area. This issue for you will be complicated because of all the details. No, she does not just lose her legal right after any period a court must terminate her legal right. You really need to get a lawyer because the laws are different from state to state and only they would know for sure exactly how to advise based on your specific circumstances.
  • Sep 24, 2007, 08:26 PM
    phenix134
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tawnynkids
    Yes, there is and you really need to call and ask a lawyer in your area. This issue for you will be complicated because of all the details. No, she does not just lose her legal right after any period of time a court must terminate her legal right. You really need to get a lawyer because the laws are different from state to state and only they would know for sure exactly how to advise based on your specific circumstances.

    I am in almost the same situation.
    My daughter who left her two little girls with a friend because her boy friend who is a vagabond [no good]person with two son`s of his own and has now lost or, is going too lose the right to have them on kendos.
    No one knows where they are. The girls have lived with me all their lives anyway
    But, they miss their mother[understandable]
    Sorry.my question is did you get a lawyer and if so what kind of lawyer should I seek.
    Your response will be greatly appreciated.

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