Winter Park Parental Kidnapping Attorney
Florida Divorce Lawyer Assisting Clients with Child Abduction by a Parent
The word “kidnapping” sends chills down every parent’s spine, and for good reason. However, the media has not done a good job informing parents about true kidnapping or missing children statistics. Nine out of 10 reported missing children simply misunderstood their parent’s directions, ran away from home, or got lost. Of the remaining missing children, only 33 per day (on average) are abducted by strangers. More than 150 per day are taken by family members, which is classified as family-member abduction. As such, 82 percent of child abductions are family member abductions, according to the Child Rescue Network. As can be expected, the parents of the child are the most likely perpetrators to abduct a child. Whether you have been charged with parental kidnapping, or your child was taken by his or her other parent, much is at stake, and it is in your best interest to contact a Winter Park parental kidnapping attorney with The Troum Law Firm, P.A. as soon as possible.
What is Considered Kidnapping?
Parental kidnapping is defined as concealing, retaining, or taking a child unlawfully and, in so doing, violating the rights of the child’s other parent or family members. Parental kidnapping often occurs during divorce, as one parent either believes that he or she will be denied custody, or he or she simply cannot stand the fact that they may not get full custody of their child. In other cases, parental kidnapping happens when there is either no marriage between the two parents, or the two parents have not begun divorce proceedings or even brought the matter up. Regardless, parental kidnapping is illegal, and can be prosecuted as a criminal offense.
Providing Legal Service for Parents
Either as a parent whose child was taken from them, or as a parent who has been charged with parental kidnapping, you need an experienced attorney to represent your best interests in the ensuing custody battle. Our attorneys at The Troum Law Firm, P.A. represent both sides of this issue.
Taking Preventative Steps to Avoid a Potential Abduction
By working with an attorney, you can help prevent parental kidnapping by your child’s other parent. Whether they are planning to take the child out of state or out of the country, our legal team can be of assistance by contacting the appropriate authorities immediately, filing for emergency custody, or working with the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Office of Children’s Issues, which responds to more than 5,000 prevention-related public inquiries about overseas child abductions annually.
For Immediate Legal Assistance, Contact Our Winter Park Parental Kidnapping Attorneys Today
Here at The Troum Law Firm, P.A., we offer legal services to parents on either side of a parental kidnapping case. Above all else, we keep your and your child’s best interests at heart, knowing full well that the safety of your child, your relationship with your child, custody and visitation rights, and even your freedom are at stake. For experienced legal assistance, call our Winter Park parental kidnapping attorneys at Troum Law Firm, P.A. today at 321-428-2247 to schedule a consultation.