My question involves adoption law for the State of: Florida
I was curious as how to go about terminating the parental rights of my ex-husband. I left him in Sept. of '08. We divorced in Oct. of '10 In the time in between I had an injunction placed against him, which he violated often enough to be convicted of aggravated stalking charges, serving one year of jail time, plus two years probation (was released shortly before divorce hearing in Sept. '09). A child support order was issued as part of the divorce. Upon his release he was granted supervised visitation through a court program. He lost visitation privileges in March '11. He has never paid support. He had the opportunity to petition the court for visitation again in April, but chose not to. He has recently landed himself back in jail for VOP a few days ago, where he will remain until Sept. '12. With all the information about, am I able to prove abandonment based on this, to have his rights terminated? Do my children have to be adopted by my current husband at the time of termination? What would a step-parent adoption cost? Any help would be greatly appreciated.