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You might have a case here for terminating rights in this situation.You would argue abandonment/non support in this situation.You could also do a will here naming another person as guardian of the child so that if you decease the person here such as your mother or some other relative can apply with probate court to be named guardian.You should do the will now and also talk to the family lawyer about filing for termination here.You may well have good facts to support termination of his rights.
tatute: § 7B-1111 Circumstances That Are Grounds for Termination Abandonment or Extreme Parental DisinterestAbuse/NeglectMental Illness or DeficiencyAlcohol or Drug Induced IncapacityFailure of Reasonable EffortsAbuse/Neglect or Loss of Rights of Another ChildFailure to Provide Support
Failure to Establish PaternityChild Judged in Need of Services/DependentChild's Best InterestChild in care 15 of 22 months (or less)Felony assault of child or siblingMurder/Manslaughter of sibling child
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Thank you for the advice. What you have mentioned is what I have been told.
I just need to do whatever it takes for my child to not be stuck with his father.
Thank you for the above referral but I am going to see my best friends lawyer tomorrow.
The info that you mentioned is the same that I have been finding online as well as told by friends that have gone through the same thing.
Good I think you have the right here to seek termination based on his failure to be involved.If not termination then he needs to pay regular support here.
What really worries me is if he starts paying then he has rights to see him
termination sounds better then anything
You might want to see if your friend's lawyer participates--it would be cheaper.And yes but the reality here is if he pays the court will award visitation.And you might gets some arrears in a support case because he hasn't paid anything to date.Retro support is a possibility.
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