When international abduction of a child occurs, you need an experienced legal team to help immediately.
Preventing International Abduction
Texas law allows a court to put measures in place to prevent abduction from happening in the first place. There are risk factors the court can consider, such as whether the parent has violated court orders (or threatened to do so) in the past, whether the parent lacks financial reasons to stay in the U.S., and whether the parent has engaged in planning activities, such as quitting a job or applying for a passport. An experienced attorney can help advocate for a court order that has restrictive measures in place. These measures can include requiring supervised visitation, passport controls, and giving one parent sole custody.
When these risk factors are present, an experienced attorney can provide guidance on out-of-court steps that can be taken. This can include takings steps to prevent the other parent from getting a passport from the U.S. State Department.
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