Friday, February 7, 2014

Abandon Abandonment definition and legal meaning

Abandon, Abandonment

To abandon is to intentionally and permanently give up, leave, surrender, desert or relinquish all interest and/or ownership in property, a home or other premises, an easement, a right of way, and even a spouse, family, or one's children.

Abandon is often used in situations to determine whether a tenant has left their apartment and the property in it with no intent to come back for it. In this situation a landlord can take over an apparently abandoned residence, however, the landlord must store anything that a tenant leaves behind and give notice to the tenant before selling the possessions which are left. 

To abandon children often means to have no contact and give no support for to the children for year or more.

Also see: Abandon - The Online Black's Law Dictionary

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