An 11-year-old boy, who had been missing for two months according to his mother, was finally found with his father after a long search by authorities.
A N York Family Attorney said the boy had been visiting his father on his usual weekend when his father took him for fear of being arrested. The mother and father have had joint custody since their divorce a year ago.
The New York Family Lawyer went on to explain the man had allegedly not been following all of his divorce stipulations. On the weekend he had his son, he learned there was a warrant out for his arrest. The man reportedly sped away in his car with the boy when he saw a deputy nearby.
“He wasn’t holding up his end of the deal so I reported him,” the mother said. “I never thought he would do something like this, though.” “Obviously I’m elated,” she added. “I’ve been hoping for this every day. Today is the best day ever.”
Reports indicate a judge had issued a civil warrant for the man’s arrest not long before the kidnapping. A NY Family Lawyer said that now the man’s charges are much more serious. “He is being charged for interfering with the custody of a child, which is a third degree felony.”
While the boy was missing, the man was placed on the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers’ 10 Most Wanted list. According to court reports, the couple had been struggling for many years before filing for divorce. The husband allegedly had a history of conflict with his fellow coworkers and his wife.
During their divorce, the families were surprised when joint custody was awarded. One family member, who preferred to stay anonymous said, “This is probably the best thing that could have happened. Now he can’t have the boy every other weekend anymore and will hopefully lose custody. We’re all hoping for her sake (the mom) that’s what happens.”
Divorce cases in Staten Island and Suffolk County are best handled by lawyers familiar with the divorce laws in NY State.
The boy has been placed under observation with a hospital and will be undergoing counseling for the next few months. Lawyers said it would take the boy a long time to understand what is happening with his parents. A counselor, not related to this case, said the boy would likely have issues with trust for many years to come. Being involved in custody battles and divorce takes a toll on the whole family. New York Family Attorneys can help you make sense of the chaos. Attorneys understand the law and how to put your family first for the best possible outcome.
“>New York Family Lawyers say that nearly 50 percent of kidnapping happens within the family.
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