Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) Giving up a right, generally of ownership, with the intention never to claim it again. 2) In family law, leaving a spouse or child(ren) with the intent not to return. In some cases, such as adoption, abandonment will be presumed if the parent fails to contact or support the child for a specified period of time.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:10 pm