We posted recently about the extreme difficulties that can arise when one parent leaves the United States with the children of a marriage in violation of a child custody order that was entered in a valid fashion by a court. However, unlike countries like Japan which have only recently begun to enforce these orders that were entered in other jurisdictions, there are countries that will take steps to rescue children who are being abducted in the eyes of the law and return them to their custodial parent.
Canada is one of those countries, and according to a recent report, border officials at the border crossing at Surrey, British Columbia questioned a father who was attempting to cross into Canada with his two children. The authorities asked why he was entering the country and he responded that he was moving with his children to Alaska. The man also offered legal documents that stated that he had sole custody of the children from his former marriage.
However, the border officials decided to check into the matter further, and they found that these documents were not valid. In addition, they discovered that the father had a domestic violence protective order entered against him and that the mother of the children had reported them missing in May. The man was arrested and the children were taken into protective custody.
San Diego Child Custody Lawyers
It’s common for parents who feel as though they have lost their children to this form of abduction to abandon hope. However, that is never the proper course to take, as anything can happen for parents who continue to fight for their legal rights regarding the custody of their children.
If you are dealing with any issue that relates to the custody of your children, you need to take immediate steps to protect your legal rights. You can do so by seeking the help of San Diego child custody lawyers who have been fighting successfully for the rights of fathers and husbands for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.