My abusive ex got out of prison almost 5 months ago. We live in the state of maine and we have a court order that when he got out of prison he was to set up supervised visits at safe havens and pay child support. I have learned he is working even trying to buy a snow sled or something but has made no effort to pay child support or see my son. I do not want him in our lives and he hasn't tried. I can't sit around and wait for him to change his mind can I terminate his rights so he can't see my son?
You can file a petition to terminate your ex's rights, however a Judge will need to determine whether that is in your son's best interest. There are many (almost 20) factors that a court must consider when determining what is in a child’s best interest. You can find them here: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/19-A/title19-Asec1653.html
You should contact an experienced family law attorney in your area to discuss your options and possible outcomes in greater detail.
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