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Child custody woes: a parent's worst nightmare

For a parent, the fear of harm befalling a child is real. Texas parents may be able to recall a situation in which they turned to find that a child was out of sight, and panic set in. Unfortunately, children go missing every day, and statistics show that, in many cases, an abductor is someone the child knows. Sometimes, the abduction of a child is related to a matter of child custody.

A few years ago, a Texas boy was reported missing. His mother had recently been awarded full custody by the court. While certainly, a non-custodial parent may take objection to such a scenario, child custody orders are legally binding and aim to protect what a court has determined to be in the best interest of the child. 

Authorities suspected the boy was with his father, but for months, nobody could locate the pair. Fortunately, the father and son were recently discovered in another state. The boy was taken into the care of child protective services and is waiting to be returned to his mother, who must certainly be overwhelmed with joy that the frightening ordeal has come to an end. Charges may be filed against the father, who chose to disregard the child custody order and abduct his own son. 

If a Texas parent is faced with a child custody concern, he or she may wonder where to turn for help. In many cases, an experienced attorney can lend a helping hand. An attorney can help parents undertake the process of legally establishing, modifying or enforcing a child custody order, and stand by their side as they do their best to protect the children they love.

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Child custody woes: a parent's worst nightmare | Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C.
Main Menu Practice Areas
Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C.
888-268-7997 / 214-385-4562

Child custody woes: a parent's worst nightmare

For a parent, the fear of harm befalling a child is real. Texas parents may be able to recall a situation in which they turned to find that a child was out of sight, and panic set in. Unfortunately, children go missing every day, and statistics show that, in many cases, an abductor is someone the child knows. Sometimes, the abduction of a child is related to a matter of child custody.

A few years ago, a Texas boy was reported missing. His mother had recently been awarded full custody by the court. While certainly, a non-custodial parent may take objection to such a scenario, child custody orders are legally binding and aim to protect what a court has determined to be in the best interest of the child. 

Authorities suspected the boy was with his father, but for months, nobody could locate the pair. Fortunately, the father and son were recently discovered in another state. The boy was taken into the care of child protective services and is waiting to be returned to his mother, who must certainly be overwhelmed with joy that the frightening ordeal has come to an end. Charges may be filed against the father, who chose to disregard the child custody order and abduct his own son. 

If a Texas parent is faced with a child custody concern, he or she may wonder where to turn for help. In many cases, an experienced attorney can lend a helping hand. An attorney can help parents undertake the process of legally establishing, modifying or enforcing a child custody order, and stand by their side as they do their best to protect the children they love.

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