Flight Risks in a Divorce

Most parents who are in a co-parenting situation because they are unmarried, separated, divorced or going through the process are able to arrive at suitable custodial and visitation arrangements, but there are cases where there is considerable animus and conflict between the parties. In some of these situations, a parent will resort to abducting the child and hiding out in another state or country. According to the U.S. Department of State, there are an average of over 200 child abductions in this country every day. There are also divorce matters where the issue is one of substantial assets that one party is extremely reluctant to part with, even where there is a court order giving possession to the other spouse. A party who fears or has been ordered to relinquish a portion of those assets may instead flee to another country with assets in hand. Protective Orders If a [...]

By |2019-09-03T23:41:55-05:00December 19th, 2017|

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