Monday, February 25, 2008

Your children can be "Legally" kidnapped in the State of Texas

Here is an odd one. You kiss your significant other/wife/husband and your kids good bye and go to the office, but you come home after a long days work only to discover that they are all gone. You franticly call everyone you can think of to find out where they are. Only to find out that nobody knows. Hours go by and in your shock you finally come to the conclusion that your children have been KIDNAPPED by the other parent. You’re not divorced and there is no existing custody agreement. This seemingly irrelevant issue hits you like a freight train when you finally break down and call 911 to report the kidnapping of your children to only be told that it is a civil matter and not a criminal matter. Can your children be legally kidnapped? The answer to that question is yes they can in the state of Texas currently.

Should this situation be legal? If the situation involves abuse, then the answer is clearly yes. When there is no abuse, then the answer is clearly no.

What about false claims of abuse? I’ll discuss this at another time.

I’m not an attorney or part of any law enforcement agency and as such if my facts are wrong then speak up. I want to hear from you. In the meantime if you agree with me that the above described situation is wrong then you can sign a petition called, “The Texas Parental Child Abduction Act” to make this now Legal Kidnapping an illegal act.

You can sign the petition here:

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