Imagine going through the struggle of divorce in Maryland, but then facing the reality of your children being taken away, even though you’re a good parent. That can happen, but making rash movements and taking your children can cause serious consequences.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the news, then you may have heard about two children from Colorado who went missing. According to a report from Jan. 6, the children were taken away from their grandmother and father against a court order. The grandmother and father in the case believe that the children are with the mother and her husband.
Right now, the news has been following the case, as the little girl is meant to be in the custody of her father. While not much of the initial divorce case was covered, it’s clear that some parts of the custody case faced contention. Now, the child and another who was not named as gone missing.
It’s believed that she’s with her mother and three other children. She and another child, ages 4 and 6, were the center of a custody battle between the mother and the children’s father. It’s not known for sure, but it’s believed that the mother and her husband fled with the child following the custody battle.
In divorces, deciding child custody issues can be difficult. Children may be in danger or be living in poor conditions, so a family member may make a difficult decision against the court. Custody provisions and plans are made to prevent these situations. If you’ve faced a problem like this, speaking with someone in law enforcement and learning about your legal rights is a good first step.
Source: Post Bulletin, “Missing Colorado children might be in this region” John Weiss, Jan. 06, 2015