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    sweettea is offline Junior Member
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    Cool EX~ has had NO CONTACT for one year

    What is the name of your state? Arkansas
    My ex has had no contact at all for one year this week. It states in my decree that after 1 year I have the right to proceed to have his parental rights revolked. He has been paying child support every month. my question is this concidered abandoment? will a judge grant me a judgement based only that he has not contacted his kids for a year even though he has paid his CS? and when do I stop waiting for him to contact me to see his kids and go on with our lives with vacation plans etc..
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    ceara19 is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweettea
    What is the name of your state? Arkansas
    My ex has had no contact at all for one year this week. It states in my decree that after 1 year I have the right to proceed to have his parental rights revolked. He has been paying child support every month. my question is this concidered abandoment? will a judge grant me a judgement based only that he has not contacted his kids for a year even though he has paid his CS? and when do I stop waiting for him to contact me to see his kids and go on with our lives with vacation plans etc..
    Thanks
    Child support is usually seen as contact, so it is very doubtful that a judge will terminate his rights. You can ask to modify the order so that he will have to call you no less than 48 hours before he wants to exercise his visitation rights.
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    nicetryadmin Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by sweettea
    What is the name of your state? Arkansas
    My ex has had no contact at all for one year this week. It states in my decree that after 1 year I have the right to proceed to have his parental rights revolked. He has been paying child support every month. my question is this concidered abandoment? will a judge grant me a judgement based only that he has not contacted his kids for a year even though he has paid his CS? and when do I stop waiting for him to contact me to see his kids and go on with our lives with vacation plans etc..
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    Ummm...after "one year" of WHAT?!!?! Using the same shampoo? Drinking diet, caffeine-free instead of just diet?
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    stealth2 is offline Senior Member
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    And of course you realize that, when you TPR, you kiss the support check adios-a-bye-bye, right?
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    nicetryadmin Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by stealth2
    And of course you realize that, when you TPR, you kiss the support check adios-a-bye-bye, right?
    Wha...wha...WHAAAT??!!
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    amanning is offline Member
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    nicetryadmin - after one year of no contact
    (How does that relate to shampoo & soda, ???)
    pick pick pick pick

    "termination of parental rights" = no child support.

    I agree with ceara19. If I were a judge, I would consider the fact that he is paying his CS that would be contact. (Sorry )

    Everyone will probably slam me for saying this... go ahead.

    My attorney told me a while back that if the NCP doesn't exercise their rights, "most people just go on with their lives". I have found with experiences with my X, it been hard to hold him in "contempt" for things such as not providing info as stated in decree, back pay, medical support.....etc... he just always got a slap on the wrist (ok, we'll let you slide THIS time) or the opportunity to divide it into "payments". NEVER put in jail. Most judges are very understanding of "real world" circumstances. If you do ever go back to court, I would go ahead and modify the order to state extended notice for visitation, or do it now if it makes you feel more comfortable....but sometimes doing that kind of stuff just stirs up the pot for more headaches.
    Just something to think about. Good luck with whatever you decide.
    Last edited by amanning; 03-14-2006 at 02:38 PM.
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    MrsK is offline Senior Member
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    If he pays support, you will be very VERY unlikely to get his rights terminated. Good try.

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