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Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.California Family Code 7827 merely defines the terms, the actual code you would file under is California Family Code 7826. Notice that the code simply states that one of the parents must be mentally ill, if the other party is nowhere to be found and hasn't been seen for over 12 months, it is considered 'abandonment' and you could utilize that fact when you file by removing his potential parental rights at the same time.Good luck.
is there a code i can file for the abandament, or i can file to take parental rights away, with abadament stated in the case?
Thank you for your follow-up, Rolando.You can most definitely research Section 7822 and also look to Section 3402 for the definition of what 'abandoned' means.Here are the codes:http://law.onecle.com/california/family/7822.htmlhttp://law.onecle.com/california/family/3402.htmlPlease let me know if I can assist in any other way, thank you!