How do I file abandonment charges against my sons biological father?

Question:

How do I file abandonment charges against my sons biological father?

My son’s father has not seen him in seven years and stopped paying child support over a year ago. How do i file charges on him in Tucson, AZ?

Answer:

If he has not been in your son’s life for 7 years, there is probably nothing to be gained by addressing that issue.

If he has not paid child support in over a year, you should file a Petition to Enforce Child Support. Once you file such and action and serve him with the paperwork, the court will likely incarcerate him if they are unable to get him to comply with the child support orders.

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