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I need to know who long a parent can go without visitation before I can file abandonment.

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Indiana

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Yes and he says a year, but every place Ive looked says 6 months.

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Parenting guidelines even say 6 months

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Good morning. Pursuant to Indiana Code § 31-19-9-8(a)(1), the period of abandonment must last for at least six months immediately preceding the filing of a petition for adoption. If the attorney is advising it is a year, you should ask him the basis for it and how it applies to your case.

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