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    Cassie1283 is offline Junior Member
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    When does a parent lose parental rights due to no contact

    What is the name of your state? Pennsylvania
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassie1283 View Post
    What is the name of your state? Pennsylvania
    When a judge strips them of their rights.

    The question you are really asking is how long a parent can go without contact before the other parent can file for termination of parental rights, based upon abandonment.

    And that's what you should google for PA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverplum View Post
    When a judge strips them of their rights.

    The question you are really asking is how long a parent can go without contact before the other parent can file for termination of parental rights, based upon abandonment.

    And that's what you should google for PA.
    In Pennsylvania, it is GENERALLY six months.

    But, of course, the parent who is accused of abandonment will get to tell his or her side of the story in court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorjudge View Post
    In Pennsylvania, it is GENERALLY six months.

    But, of course, the parent who is accused of abandonment will get to tell his or her side of the story in court.
    Plus, there are likely more factors considered than 6 months of no contact.
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    Is the parent paying child support?
    Parents should remember 3 things: Love your kids more than you hate your ex; when you have children the relationship with the other parent is until death; your children determine what type of nursing home you end up in.
    Nothing stated by me should be taken as giving you legal advice or forming an attorney/client relationship.

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