Parental Abduction

Parental Abduction

Multi-State Parental Abduction Lawyers in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Indiana 

Parental rights and responsibilities do not end at the water’s edge. In cases involving parental abduction, you may be able to recover or defend your rights using domestic and international law.

Such cases are not always easy to resolve, and reaching an outcome can take many weeks, months, or years. The skilled lawyers at Stange Law Firm, PC, will organize resources, develop legal arguments and supporting evidence, and argue your case vigorously in an effort to achieve your goals.

Helping Clients with International Parental Abduction

In these types of cases, various items are important:

  • Locating your child – We will put the highest priority on locating your child when this is an issue. An experienced professional investigator can assist in this effort.
  • Resolving the jurisdiction question – We will look at the Hague Convention and ensure persuasive arguments to U.S. courts regarding jurisdictional questions.
  • Developing evidence to support your case – Once jurisdiction has been established, we have experience and a record of success in a wide range of contested child custody matters. We work with psychologists and child development specialists who can provide persuasive evidence in support of your case.
  • Vigorous representation at all stages of the process – Cases involving parental kidnapping may be resolved through negotiation or mediation, but more likely assertive litigation will be required. We will work vigorously to locate your child and assert your custody or visitation rights.

We have written articles about the topic for you to read: Dad reunited with son after ex-wife’s international abduction and International parental abduction threatens father’s rights.

Contact Our Attorneys in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Indiana 

Our attorneys stand ready to assist you with all legal matters involving domestic relations. To discuss your child custody problems with our knowledgeable staff, please contact us by phone or send us a message online and arrange your confidential consultation.

We have a number of convenient locations throughout Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Indiana in cities like St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, Wichita, Topeka, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Omaha, Lincoln, and beyond.


Helpful Information Regarding Family Violence From our Webpage

We handle many different issues related to family violence:
Domestic abuse
You do not have to suffer through domestic abuse. The attorneys at Stange Law Firm have a great deal of experience handling domestic violence matters. We can help you understand your options
Child neglect
If your child has been taken into custody by the Department of Social Services, Stange Law Firm can help you in this matter.
Protective orders
The attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC, have successfully obtained orders of protection and can work to obtain protection for you and your loved ones.
Psychological Evaluations in Divorce
The psychological state of the parties might be an important issue in a custody dispute. We can help request a psychological evaluation if this is an important issue in your case.
Juvenile Matters
Important child custody issues might be litigated in the juvenile court. Attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC can help if that is the case.
Supervised Visitation
In some severe cases, one parent might be a risk to the physical health or emotional development of the children such that supervised visitation might need to be explored. We can help in these cases.
Guardian ad Litem
A Guardian ad Litem might need to be appointed in a custody case to ensure the interests of the children are protected
Parental Alienation
In extreme cases, children might be alienated from their parents. This can happen in unfortunate cases and we have experience in these types of cases.
Estranged Children
Opposite of parental alienation, in some cases, the conduct of a parent might be so extreme that the children become realistically estranged from their parent. It's important to have an attorney who understands realistic estrangement and how it can often be overlooked.
Parental Abduction
Parental abduction is a crisis type situation where one of the parents flees with the children in violation of a court order or to deprive the other parent of any custody time. It is critical to act fast and have an attorney in your corner if this is the case.
Drug Tests
Drug use can be significant problem in child custody cases. In certain cases, a parent might be a drug or alcohol abuser. It is vital to have an attorney who understands this issue and can help obtain an order for a drug or alcohol test.
Parent Coordinators
While it is not allowed by statute in Missouri or Illinois except by agreement, in some extreme cases, the parties might agree to have a parent coordinator help resolve legal custody disputes between parents who cannot co-parent. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we can help you explore this option as it might help minimize the need for costly litigation.
Sexual Abuse Allegations
In some child custody cases, sexual abuse allegations can arise. In some instances, the allegations regrettably turn out to be true. In other cases, the allegations are false and/or brought maliciously. No matter the situation, it is critical that you have counsel in your corner if sexual abuse allegations are part of your child custody matter.
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If you are looking to find and hire a child custody lawyer, contact us online or by phone to schedule a consultation at any of our convenient locations.


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