• The Custodial parent can be charged with abandonment, it doesn't matter which parent was guilty of the abandonment.
  • They both can be. But only if they leave a child in an unsafe place or don't tell the other parent where they're at. My ex tried to get me for this till they pointed out I left the child with him, he knew where I was, I wanted to come home, I wanted to see my child, and he changed the locks and wouldn't come get from my mom's house.
  • The father can also be charged. I found two examples: "My husband an I were charged with child abondonment / endangerment charges" (Texas) Source: "Abandonment: Legal term describing the failure of a non-custodial parent to provide support to his or her children according to the terms approved by a court of law." Source:

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