Taking custody matters into your own hands is never the answer

Child custody matters are understandably important to many people, and it can feel very unfair when you are suddenly told by the courts that you can no longer see your child regularly. In such instances, it can be tempting to ignore the court's orders and make any attempt to see your child, but this is extremely inadvisable. Attempting to bypass court orders can actually harm your chances of ever regaining custody of your child.

Currently in Florida, two sisters are engaged in a fierce custody battle over a five-year-old boy. According to reports, the child's mother suffers from mental health issues and addiction, and after she was hospitalized earlier this month, her sister saw to the child's well-being. Recently, the mother of the child allegedly entered her sister's house and kidnapped the boy back, fleeing to Leesburg, where she was later arrested. She is currently facing multiple charges.

Courts know how important it is for parents to be involved in a child's life, so if they deny a parent custodial rights, there is often a notable reason. It can be frustrating and frightening to lose custody of your child, but instead of simply kidnapping the child, as this woman allegedly did, you must explore legal avenues to regain custody. This will most likely include determining why the courts denied you custody in the first place and rectifying the issue.

If you have been denied custodial rights of your child, or even if you feel that you do not have the custodial rights that you should, consider contacting an attorney who is familiar with family law in Florida. With professional legal assistance, you can explore legal ways to establish your custodial rights and maintain a healthy relationship with your child.

Source: Sun Sentinel, "Coconut Creek boy, 5, reunited with guardian after abduction," Wayne K. Roustan, April 19, 2016

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