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Parental Kidnapping: What Are the Civil and Criminal Repercussions?

Kidnapping: Possible consequences If one parent abducts a child from the marriage during a divorce, or after the final dissolution of the marriage, they could face civil or criminal consequences. The court may order jail time, fines, or other programs to address the situation. You could face civil consequences such as losing custody or visitation rights, or the need to pay additional compensation to the parent or the child. The judge and the other parent may decide that civil consequences are appropriate. Custody arrangements If a parent feels that he/she doesn't have enough time with their child, or if there is another unresolved...