As a Colorado Springs child custody lawyer, I am often asked about parental child abduction and what can be done about it. There is no question that divorce brings out the worst in people, but sometimes things get out of control. One example of this is child abduction by parents. Sadly, many Colorado children are abducted every year, and according to the US Department of Justice, 350,000 children are abducted by parents who are involved in a divorce or separation. This problem is even more serious when a parent moves the child out of the country.
Any experienced judge knows that the question of parental responsibility is a very sensitive one, so they usually try to base any decisions on what is in the child’s best interests. While this may seem a bit vague, Colorado laws address this issue head-on.