Children are kidnapped by their parents every single year after divorce
takes place. Once spouses are separated, the court will typically help
the couple to create custody arrangements. The court tries to determine
custody that is in the best interests of the children, but this may not
necessarily be an arrangement that favors one of the parents. As a result,
some hurt and angry parents will try to kidnap their children from the
mother or father that has full custody.
If you suspect that your ex-spouse wants to take the children and run,
you are going to want to express your concerns to a Los Angeles family
attorney. You will then want to talk to the courts about the possibility
of a restraining order, or about changing visitations from unsupervised
visitation for the safety of the children.
Because the courts are primarily concerned with benefitting the children
in a custody situation, they will often listen to your concerns and take
action as necessary. You may want an attorney to help you make a valid
argument and show why you have cause to believe that an ex-spouse might
attempt to leave with your children.
If you are planning on relocating with the children, and your spouse is
vehemently opposed to the idea, this may be one of the reasons that he
or she may want to take the children. Also, if you have modified the custody
agreement previously and your ex now spends less time with the children,
then he or she may want to take matters into his or her own hands.
If you have been alienating the other parent, he or she may try to kidnap
the children out of retaliation. The best way to prevent a parental kidnapping
is with a court-enforced restraining order. The only way to get one of
these orders is to go to your local family court, and with an attorney
on your side you have a much better chance of arguing your case efficiently.
Talk to a lawyer at Claery & Green right away so you can get the
restraining order you need as fast as possible.