Whether you have an emergency involving a missing child or you have concerns about the risk of abduction in the future, our experienced attorneys can act quickly and give you the advice you need. We know that time is of the essence.
Preventing Parental Kidnapping
When Parental Kidnapping Happens
When parental abduction happens, there are steps that should be taken quickly. First, a judge can sign an emergency order that gives law enforcement the power to find and return the child. The court can conduct a hearing and put other protective measures in place, such as supervised visitation. If there is already a court order in place, the court can also have an enforcement hearing.
These cases often require help from other government agencies, such as the police or Child Protective Services. There are laws in Texas that make it a crime to interfere with another parent’s rights to a child, and the police may be able to offer help that a private attorney cannot. When international abduction is involved, it may be necessary to work with federal authorities.
When abduction occurs, parents often are forced to hire an attorney to advocate for them in this complicated system. In selecting an attorney, a concerned parent should seek a professional with experience in this area. Parental abduction is no time for learning on the job.
The attorneys at Thompson Salinas Londergan LLP have many years of experience preventing child abductions and securing the return of children who have been kidnapped. Contact us for a customized consultation.Contact Us
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