My son's father and I have been apart for just over 2 years now, and my son is 2 1/2. His father hasn't seen him since he was about 6 months old, nor has even tried to make contact with us to do so. I have heard that after so long of the father not seeing his child, he forfieted his rights?? Is this true, and if so how long does it have to be??
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:05 PM on Sep. 14, 2010
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 2:06 PM on Sep. 14, 2010
Each state has its own law. In many states if you go to court to terminate the father's rights you have to prove that you make a lot of money to support your child (not min wage). If the judge doesn't think the father's rights should be terminated or if he doesn't think you make enough money you can be ordered to help find the father so that he can be forced to pay child support. Sometimes it's just better to do nothing. Then of course the father can file for visitation or even for custody and support from you.
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