Can the mother of my two children be charged with a crime for not returning my children after a visit?
2 attorney answers
Potentially. If she doesn't return your children, you should call law enforcement and/or visit with an attorney
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Most jurisdictions have a lesser criminal offense generally characterized as custodial interference where a parent unlawfully withholds a child of theirs, for an extended period of time, from the other parent in whose care they should be pursuant to a court order. Such a violation would most certainly constitute contempt of court in the family law proceedings as well. It is recommended that you consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area of residence for legal advice on your specific circumstances and available remedies.
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