Question: I have 3 children their father has been in and out of prison since 2004, their last actual contact with him was in 2005. can i file for a severance under abandonment statue? He was released in 2007 and had certain court orders to abide by in order to recieve supervised visitation he failed to do so. What must i prove that he has abandone my children since I have been the sole provider for them with no help physically, financially from their father.
The definition of abandonment can be found under Title 8 Children, of the Arizona Revised Statutes. For information concerning termination of parental rights please refer to A.R.S. § 8-539 . You can also find additional information on this website about Child Custody, Visitation , and Parental Rights and Obligations.
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April 21, 2011