25-7-17 Abandonment or nonsupport of child by parent as prima facie evidence of intent.
Abandonment or nonsupport of child by parent as prima facie evidence of intent.
Proof of abandonment or desertion of a child by a parent, or the omission by a parent to furnish
necessary food, clothing, shelter, medical attendance, other remedial care, or other means of support
for his child is prima facie evidence that the abandonment, desertion, or omission is intentional and
without lawful excuse.
Source: SDC 1939, § 13.3204 as enacted by SL 1963, ch 56, § 1; SL 1982, ch 195, § 1.