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Abandonment Law Questions

Abandonment is the act of surrendering ones rights, title, claim or possession with the intention of no longer claiming ownership or acquaintance. There are various forms of abandonment – child abandonment, abandonment of property, spousal abandonment, and marriage abandonment are just a few of them. Each form of abandonment has laws pertaining to it. To learn more about abandonment laws, take a look at the questions below that have been answered by Experts.

I am the victim of an elder abuse case of abandonment that resulted in severe injury to me. I contacted the national Center on Elder abuse and they advised me to contact my local Sheriff's Department, which I did. They told me that in Idaho, these situations are referred to as bad luck. Clearly Idaho will do nothing, so how do I get the federal government to enforce its own law?

The Idaho Adult Protective Services is an agency that defends the elderly against abuse. Here is the link for that office: http://www.idahoaging.com/

You may need the service of a local elder law attorney to assist you in any potential law suit. Here is a link for the Idaho Bar Association: http://isb.idaho.gov/ilf/ivlp/seeking_legal_assistance

As far as Federal government is concerned, you will need to contact the Idaho US Attorney's office. This office determines which cases will be prosecuted. The link to this office is here: http://www.justice.gov/usao/id/

My adopted children and I were seeing a psychiatrist. I accidentally took one of my children's meds when dispensing meds. I mentioned to my pharmacist that I had done this, and she reported it to the psychiatrist's office. My psychiatrist terminated our doctor/patient relationship immediately. I later called the psychiatrist in an emergency situation and he denied helping me with my issues. Can I sue him for patient abandonment?

Patient abandonment is a term used to identify the termination of a physician/patient relationship in a way that leaves the patient without necessary medical care. If a patient was to receive injuries due to the physician denying medical care, the legal liabilities increase greatly. You may be able to sue the psychiatrist for malpractice if you suffered injuries due to the abandonment from the doctor.

In order to prove malpractice, it would require another physician to state that there were injuries sustained due to the abandonment of your psychiatrist. The medical expert would have to state that, "Within a reasonable degree of medical certainty the patient was abandoned which caused them the damages of…" with details of the exact nature of damages explained.

In order to have an abandonment case, you will require the statement by another medical expert.

My ex-boyfriend moved out 2 years ago and stopped paying the mortgage on our townhouse. The deed is in both our names but the mortgage is in his name only. I just received a letter stating that he has abandoned the property. Is there any way to fix this?

Property abandonment is an act of a person who leaves the property with no intentions of returning to reclaim the property at a later date. The person alienates themselves from the property altogether.

You will need to get authorization from your ex-boyfriend before the mortgage lender will discuss the mortgage on the townhouse.

At this point, your options would be:
1- If you wish to keep the home, ask the mortgage lender to let you assume the mortgage (put your name on the mortgage) and you could continue making payments on the home.

2- Try to re-finance the home in your ex-boyfriend's name.

3- Let the house be foreclosed on. If your name isn't on the mortgage, there could be no legal action taken against you.

Can a mother file abandonment charges against a father if there is a court order in place that only allows the father to see the child once a month? He pays child support and makes every visit.

It doesn't appear that there would be a basis for such a charge. The father is complying with a court order and is current on the child support payments. This wouldn't be considered an abandonment issue. A court would have to order any changes in visitation and this usually doesn't happen if the parent in question is complying. The exception to this would be if both parents agreed to the change of visitation.

What is the criteria for abandonment in DC. What would I need to be establishing a valid case? I have sole custody as an unmarried parent with reasonable rights to visitation. The non-custodial parent lives out of state and is in the arrears by 6 figures.

In order to show cause for abandonment, the parent in question would have to go more than 1 year without any parental interest to the child. If the father hasn't had any interaction with the child for over 1 year and is this far behind on child support, you would have a chance at receiving sole custody. Also, the court might deny the father visitation with the child.

Abandonment is the act of releasing ownership or entitlement to something or someone. There are many forms of abandonment. There are also laws that protect those exposed to abandonment. Abandonment can range from child abandonment to property abandonment, each having its own set of laws which pertain to each situation. To clarify your doubts, you should always speak with an expert on abandonment law.

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