On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, June 6, 2019.
Missouri residents may have seen a recent news story regarding a missing person. A local woman has seemingly disappeared, and neither family or authorities have been able to determine her whereabouts. The woman is a mother of five, and now, her own mother must take action regarding child custody.
The woman is being treated as a missing person, and it is not yet known if she has gone somewhere of her own free will, or if she is the victim of a crime. As authorities race to locate her, the woman’s mother has grown concerned about the five young children. The last time anyone saw the missing woman, she was dropping her children off at school.
Now, her mother, grandmother to the five children, is asking a court to make a decision about child custody. The grandmother is willing to take custody of the kids, and though certainly saddened by the disappearance of her own daughter, she is concerned about what might happen to the five children in her absence. More than a week has passed since anyone has heard from the missing woman, and when a parent is unable to care for his or her children, no matter what the circumstances, a family member might decide that they would like to step in and attempt to change child custody.
If a Missouri resident wishes to establish, modify or enforce a child custody order, he or she may feel a bit overwhelmed. In many cases, a knowledgeable attorney can be an asset. An attorney can help a client explain why such legal action may be in the best interest of the children involved, and get the ball rolling to help get the children settled into a safe and loving environment as quickly as possible.