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Children reported missing in child custody dispute

Many Texas families are likely aware that when it comes to parenting arrangements, things can sometimes get a bit tricky. Child custody orders are put into place to help families act in the best interest of any children involved. While families can usually abide by these orders with great success, on other occasions, people attempt to take the law into their own hands. 

Recently, a Texas woman was arrested after she attempted to remove her biological children from their grandparents' care. She had previously lost custody of the three minor children, and full custody was granted to the grandparents. The grandparents contacted police and alerted them that the children were missing from their home, and they suspected that their mother had come and taken them away. The woman's father was able to contact her by phone, and upon doing so, was certain she had absconded with the children.

After a frantic search, the children were located in an abandoned trailer. The mother admitted to taking them, and stated that she did not agree with the state's decision to grant custody to the grandparents.  She was charged with multiple counts of interfering with a child custody order.

While it may certainly be heartbreaking to have children removed, sometimes a court has determined another guardian would be more appropriate for the children. Navigating child custody orders can be a daunting task. An experienced family law attorney can assist families and parents in Texas who are attempting to abide by or change a custody order.

Source:, "Missing Texas children found in abandoned trailer, mother arrested", Noelle Bellow??|?? Posted, April 27,2018

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