What is Parental Kidnapping?

Compassionate Help from Our Maitland Family Lawyer

Parental kidnapping is a common form of abduction. It is defined as the concealment, taking, or retention of a child by his or her parent in violation of the rights of the child's other parent or another family member.

During divorce and custody proceedings, disputes may arise and escalate into a serious situation involving the authorities. Even though it often involves family members who truly care about the child, parental kidnapping may be considered and prosecuted as a criminal act.

Protecting Your Child's Rights & Best Interests

At The Troum Law Firm, P.A., our Maitland family lawyer can provide legal assistance for individuals who are victims of parental kidnapping and defense services for those who have been charged with parental abduction. With the welfare of your child, custodial and visitation rights, your record, and even possibly your freedom at stake, we fully understand the gravity of the situation and work hard to protect you and your child's rights and best interests at all times.

If your child has been abducted by a parent, it is important to immediately:

  • Report the abduction to law enforcement
  • Retain the legal services of a Maitland family attorney who can help recover the child

Extensive Experience Representing Both Sides of Parental Abduction Cases

With extensive experience representing both sides of parental abduction cases, our firm has a thorough understanding of the issues involved and best strategies to resolve them. There are always two sides to the story, and, many times, kidnapping is done by a spouse who has been abused and is attempting to protect themselves and the child from further harm.

From interstate to international abduction matters, we have the experience and knowledge of how to best handle all types of cases. If you are in Orange or Seminole County, contact us now at (321) 428-2247 for an initial case review.