child abandonment

Child Abandonment: Texas Laws and Punishments

December 30, 2015

Texas laws require parents to perform certain duties for their children. Parents are expected to provide an acceptable standard of care while taking responsibility for the children that they are raising. This includes giving their children a safe place to live while also providing food, attention and taking care of any medical situations.

Any parent who intentionally neglects their duties may be charged with child abandonment. A conviction for this charge can have serious and long lasting consequences. There is a variety of actions and behaviors that can be classified as child abandonment. Taking a close look at these behaviors can help people to have a better understanding of this criminal charge.