had a child out of marriage, and he never seen her or supported in any way except child support when forced by courts. is this considered abandonment? Would I have full custody or could he just take her, if he decided to?
If there is no Custody Order, the rights of the parents have not been determined. However, given the information you provided, it seems likely you would be awarded Primary Custody if you were to file. You should consult a local Family Law attorney in Butler.
It is good to have a custody order. Even if it says what you are already doing. If you think he might try to change things then i suggest you consult with an Attorney ASAP. As far as abandonment, I also suggest you speak with an Attorney. They can let you know if his actions or lack of actions are considered abandonment. They will also let you know the how a change in his status will effect you.
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