The child abandonment law in Arizona is 6 months. My son is 16 months old. My ex left us in August of '09 and has made no attempts to see or contact his son what so ever. He promised he would send money and support but he never has. He was charged with domestic violence and child cruelty charges. Because its been over 6 months can I go to the court house and have his rights removed under child abandonment? The man I am with now is a better father a hundred times over and wants to adopt my son as his own and get married. How can I go about with the child abandonment? And does this situation qualify?With the abuse charges I got an order of protection on him, but he has violated it several times to continue to harass me. He has made no legal attempts or illegal for that matter to try to contact or support his son. Would the child abandonment still apply?
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