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Child custody: Parents charged with abducting their kids

A man and woman, both aged 32, have been returned to the Lone Star state to face charges in connection with allegedly abducting their three children. Child custody of their kids was not granted to the Texas couple who authorities say took their children during a supervised visit. Both have been charged with interference with child custody while the man faces an additional charge of unlawful restraint.

The couple apparently took the children out of state. They were taken into custody after police pinned their vehicle in a toll plaza on an interstate highway. Child Protective Services removed the children from the family home in May 2018 after a two-month investigation. Authorities allege the woman was physically abused by her husband and the children were supposed witnesses to these incidents, but their mother said the kids were never harmed physically.

The three boys aged 11, 9 and 4, stayed with their paternal grandmother while authorities conducted an investigation of the family's home life. The couple was advised to live apart from each other and not to be with the children together. They apparently did not heed the advice of CPS.

There are many circumstances that can affect child custody decisions in Texas. When an individual doesn't understand why or how those decisions are made, a family law attorney may be able to provide clarification. A lawyer can guide a client through the child custody process and offer advice on individual cases in accordance with the laws of  the state. A lawyer can also help with child custody modification.

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Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C.
888-268-7997 / 214-385-4562

Child custody: Parents charged with abducting their kids

A man and woman, both aged 32, have been returned to the Lone Star state to face charges in connection with allegedly abducting their three children. Child custody of their kids was not granted to the Texas couple who authorities say took their children during a supervised visit. Both have been charged with interference with child custody while the man faces an additional charge of unlawful restraint.

The couple apparently took the children out of state. They were taken into custody after police pinned their vehicle in a toll plaza on an interstate highway. Child Protective Services removed the children from the family home in May 2018 after a two-month investigation. Authorities allege the woman was physically abused by her husband and the children were supposed witnesses to these incidents, but their mother said the kids were never harmed physically.

The three boys aged 11, 9 and 4, stayed with their paternal grandmother while authorities conducted an investigation of the family's home life. The couple was advised to live apart from each other and not to be with the children together. They apparently did not heed the advice of CPS.

There are many circumstances that can affect child custody decisions in Texas. When an individual doesn't understand why or how those decisions are made, a family law attorney may be able to provide clarification. A lawyer can guide a client through the child custody process and offer advice on individual cases in accordance with the laws of  the state. A lawyer can also help with child custody modification.

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