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How Is Abandonment Legally Defined, And How Might It Affect The Outcome Of Our Custody Battle?

Abadonment is rarely an issue in custody litigation unless one parent has been absent from the child’s life for an extended period.  Under Louisiana law, abandonment is determined by the facts and circumstances of each case.  It must have occurred without a just cause or excuse.  The intentional absence of a parent’s presence, care, protection, and support are all considered.

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