November 2014 Archives

International child abduction cases

Although it is against both federal and state law, some parents in Texas still experience the trauma of international child kidnapping by the other parent. Even in situations in which a parent initially takes the child out of the country legally for a scheduled visit, a failure to return the child in violation of the other parent's custodial rights is a violation of the kidnapping laws.

Custodial child relocation in Texas

Texas family law mandates that the best interests of the child are of primary concern when making any decisions relating to custody. Relocation of a custodial child is felt to have a dramatic impact on the life of the minor in question, so there are specific guidelines in place to control and regulate the procedure and mitigate any possible trauma.