I am in the process of a divorce
case that is pending in WV which would decide child custody
as well. I currently have a domestic violence
protective order against my husband and in all of that time, 10 months, he has not applied to the court to get visitation rights with our daughter together. He has another daughter who he fought to get custody of and is living with him, so he knows the court system very well. The only thing he did was apply to get the court ordered child support
reduced and nothing else, which he has not paid for all of that 10 months and has no intention of paying. My question is, could I apply to the court for abandoning our daughter and get his rights terminated? Thank you.
JA: Who currently has legal custody of the child?
Customer: I do, it was given to me at the hearing for the domestic violence protective order.
JA: Because family law
varies from state to state, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: West Virginia
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not really, just about the likelihood of getting his parental rights
terminated on the grounds of abandonment
. Thank you.