On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Most Missouri parents realize that raising children can be both rewarding and stressful. When two parents maintain separate households, it is not unusual for litigation over child custody to occur. When a court enters a child custody order, it cannot be violated just because a parent does not agree with the arrangement set forth by the court.
Years ago, a Missouri father was granted custody of his infant daughter. The child went missing shortly after, and the father spent years in turmoil, hoping for the safe return of his daughter. Police in another state stumbled upon the child’s mother and were shocked to discover the missing child was by her side.
The mother has been charged with serious crimes, including abduction. The young girl will be returned to the rightful custody of her father in Missouri. The law is on his side because he had a child custody order. The ordeal may affect the child for years to come, as children often do not understand the legal process.
If a Missouri parent wishes to establish, modify or enforce a child custody order, he or she may want a little help making sure all his or her ducks are in a row. An experienced child custody attorney can help a client understand and utilize the legal process to protect his or her children. A parent or other party cannot just decide to disregard such an order, and if a violation occurs, a person will face serious consequences in a court of law.