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Recently i became homeless... I had three kids (two from a

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divorce) and no where to...
Recently i became homeless... I had three kids (two from a divorce) and no where to go near my home town. I asked the kids fathers to take the kids till i could get on my feet. Since then the only place i found to live is in another state with a friend. Now I am being threatened with child abandonment and concerned i could face jail time... is this possible?
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No, not true. Child abandonment refers to when you leave the children on their own to take care of themselves and have failed to adequately provide for food, clothing and shelter. Given that you gave them to their father, that shows you put your kid's best interests forwards. So long as you have maintain contact with the children, this is not considered child abandonment and no way will you be going to jail. It might be possible that dad can request a change in custody given that you were unable to take care of the kids, but in no way would you be doing jail time.



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