Can you file abandonment if father does not contact or make attempts to see his child?
2 attorney answers
There is no such thing as abandonment except in adoption cases. You need his permission or a court order to relocate. Based on what facts you relate, if you need to file a petition in court, you will likely win.
You will not be allowed to permanently remove the child from the State of Illinois without permission from the court, or with the father's consent.
Forget about the abandonment theory. There is no such thing (within the context that the word was used). Visiting with the child is the father's right - it is not his obligation. Similarly, you have a right to child support, but you are not obliged to spend it.
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