Houston Parental Kidnapping Attorneys
According to the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act, a parent is considered guilty of parental kidnapping when they remove a child from a jurisdiction in violation of the child custody or visitation agreement they have with other legal custodians. Having your child taken from you under these circumstances can be especially frightening and stressful. Fortunately, with the help of an attorney from Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, anyone in Houston who has had their child custody or visitation rights violated by an ex-spouse or partner can enforce their legal rights, take action to hold the kidnapper accountable for their actions, and work on getting their child back.
What Qualifies as Parental Kidnapping?
Typically, parental kidnapping occurs when one parent is seeking to get the child custody or visitation agreement changed in another state. Under the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act, a person might be considered guilty of committing parental kidnapping if he or she:
- Keeps a child under age 18 in violation of custody orders
- Removes a child under 18 from a judicial district without having custody
- Illegally persuades the child to accompany him/her away from custodial parent
If you have had your child taken from you in these or other illegal manners, you are likely frightened, want your child back, and want to prevent it from ever happening again.
Contact a Parental Kidnapping in Houston
If you have been a victim of parental kidnapping in Houston, enlist the experienced and compassionate attorneys from Holmes, Diggs & Sadler to help you enforce your custody agreement and help you get your child back. Call us today at (713) 802-1777 to begin taking the necessary legal steps.