Sole legal custody means that a parent has the exclusive right to make decisons about the child's health, education, and welfare. When a parent is not involved with the children it is very unlikely that parent will be able to show that s/he is the appropriate person to be awarded sole legal custody or anything other than appropriate parenting time. Kansas law requires that a court make appropriate orders in the children's best interests (not the parents' best interests) for a schedule of time between the parents. You should immediately contact and meet with a qualified family law attorney to advise you on your rights and obligations.
This response does not constitute legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. I am licensed to practice only in Kansas. Seek legal advice from an attorney in your state or the state in which your legal claim exists.