Parental kidnapping is defined in court as the removal, concealment or retention of a child in violation of the custody or visitation rights and the child’s own rights. The circumstances may involve a parent attempting to take a child out of the United States, or simply refusing to give a child back after their time of visitation or custody.
This crime goes beyond a simple dispute between two parents. It is an illegal act done with the intention of depriving the child of the other parent, and often to spite the parent with legal custody rights of the child.
Below are a few of the factors associated with parental kidnapping cases:
For more information on your options when dealing with this very serious issue, consult a dedicated Minnesota child custody attorney with Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.
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