I have physical custody of our 5 year old daughter. There is visitation in place for her dad to have her every other weekend and she has not gone since April, when I was notified that her dad had been kicked out of the place he was staying. Since April she has only seen her dad once and talked to him once. Her dad does not try and have any contact with her or I. There is no court order child support. I'm not sure if there is anything I can do but if there is I would appreciate the help.
You should hire an experienced family law attorney to get a child support order.
You definitely want to consult with a family law attorney. While, in my opinion, this does not amount to abandoning his parental rights, any steps you take in court to terminate his rights will be an involved undertaking. The courts are not quick to terminate rights without consent.
Without seeing the exact terms of the support and custody order, it would be difficult to make recommendations or conclusions.
What is the purpose of the question? If it is inquiring about termination of his parenting time due to his failure to exercise that which has been granted, or you want to terminate the parental rights of that parent, I don't think that is going to happen, as one cannot force a parent to exercise parenting time with a child, even though there is a court order granting that parenting time. Consult an experienced family law attorney in your area to explore options relating to your concern/inquiry.
Mr. Colman is licensed to practice law in Michigan. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter within the question. Oftentimes the question does not include significant and important facts and timelines that, if known, could significantly change the reply and make it unsuitable. Mr. Colman strongly advises the questioner to confer with an attorney in your state in order to ensure proper advice is received.
It is a bit difficult to tell if you want to get a child support order in place or if you want to terminate the father's parental rights. Or something else. If you want to take any of those courses of action you're better off doing it with counsel.
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