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    Jan 27, 2010, 07:17 PM
    My children's father is not in their lives. Can I file abandonment and how?
    My children's father does not pay child support, is a drug addict in prison for the 4th or 5th time and has not contacted my boys for almost a year. Can I file abandonment? If so, how do I do that?
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    Jan 27, 2010, 08:05 PM

    Abandonment is grounds used for child custody and/or divorce.

    The criminal charges are for leaving them at McDonalds and driving off.

    So if you are not divorced from him, of if you do not have a custody agreement you can use abandonment as grounds for such action.

    ? He is in prison, do the kids write him ? Has anyone offered to take the kids to visit him in prison ?
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    Jan 27, 2010, 08:59 PM

    Please pay attention to sticky notes that are at the top of many forums. These contain answers to frequently asked questions in the forum. There is a sticky note on this subject. Please read it.

    What do you really want because filing for abandonment doesn't exist.

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