Just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you can separate your child from your spouse whenever, wherever, and for whatever reason. Families, divorcing or not, are bound by law. Taking a child away from his home without the consent of those with parental responsibility or the court constitutes parental child abduction.
In just under a decade, parental child abduction cases have increased by 88%, reports the Foreign Office. The increasing number of cross-cultural marriages, soaring divorce rates, more lenient immigration law and the falling cost of international travel have all been causes for the increasing numbers of international child custody cases, some of which have led to parental abduction. Continue reading