Mother and daughter disappear following custody hearing

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Even though the feelings that a married couple has for each other may change over time, the discord between them often may have no effect on how they feel for their children. This may explain why child custody disputes in Wichita can become so contentious. The hope may be that divorcing parents can put aside their differences and come to a custody agreement that is in the best interest of their children. However, the strong negative emotions sometimes felt between a separated couple may serve to convince both that their best interests reflect those of their kids, thus prompting them to hold out in their custody demands.

The concern in such a case is that matters may escalate to the point of one parent potentially doing something rash (or even criminal) in order to get what they want. That appears to be what may have happened in an ongoing custody dispute in Texas. Authorities fear that a years-long custody battle between a local couple may have prompted the mother to flee with the little girl at the center of it all. The pair was last seen leaving a custody hearing in mid-September. The woman’s car was later found abandoned, and neither the girl’s father nor authorities have heard anything from them since. A warrant has since been issued for the mother’s arrest.

No one may want to see a scenario where a child has to see a parent taken away in handcuffs for interfering with custody, yet that often can be the result of heated custody disputes. Parents looking to keep their children from having to experience such trauma may want to do all they can to come to an amicable compromise on custody. An attorney might be of great assistance in facilitating such an agreement.

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