What You Should Know About Parental Abduction Threat During Divorce

Filing for divorce is one of the most challenging life events that a person can experience. While it is possible for a divorce to be amicable, the truth is that they can also become extremely volatile when both parties cannot come to an agreement. Child custody is frequently the most-often cited cause of disagreements in a divorce, and the fear of losing custody of a child can cause some parents to resort to desperate measures. In the United States, the majority of child abductions involve a family member. To avoid having your child be involved in an abduction case, here is everything you need to know about parental abduction threat during divorce.


Parents who exhibit volatile behavior or who
have had an unsatisfactory judgment made
regarding custody may feel desperate
enough to abduct their child.

Risk Factors for Abduction

While it is frightening to think that your child could be abducted, it is important to keep in mind that most child abduction cases follow a similar pattern. For example, parents who are more likely to abduct their children often have their custody or visitation rights compromised due to a past history of violent behavior, drug abuse or other related crimes. Additionally, parents who exhibit volatile behavior or who have had an unsatisfactory judgment made regarding custody may feel desperate enough to abduct their child.

How to Protect Your Child

When the right risk factors are in place, there are many things you can do to protect your child. First, you will need to consider filing for sole custody in court with restrictions placed upon the non-custodial parent’s right to visit or communicate with the child. Second, it may be necessary to contact schools and daycares to keep them informed regarding the possibility of a parental abduction so that they can contact local law enforcement agencies should the non-custodial parent try to pick the child up from their caregiver or school. Finally, a private investigator can be hired to track a parent’s movements to determine if they may be planning an abduction.

Handling a Child Abduction

If a parental abduction should occur, it is important to act quickly. If custody has not been settled yet, then it can be challenging to get a child back without continuing through the court system. Parents who may take their child across state or international borders could also gain enough ground to avoid detection if a search is not launched immediately. Therefore, it is important to report suspected abduction immediately while informing all law enforcement officers of any potential dangers that may be posed by the abducting parent.

No parent wants to consider the possibility of having their child be abducted, and the last thing you want to do is suspect your ex-spouse; however, divorce is one of the leading risk factors for family-involved abductions. Understanding the red flags of a parental abduction along with how you can take the right steps to prevent one is the best way to protect your child while you navigate through the messy process of filing for divorce and settling custody. Hiring a private investigator can help you keep tabs on your ex and having two sets of eyes might be what you need to make sure the worst is avoided.

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Summer Party Ideas

People often feel happier in summer. Retailers sell brighter clothes, the holiday season in here and summer means catching up with friends or spending time camping or going to the beach. The summer months can be a relaxed time with days spent with the sun caressing your skin or the temperate winds blowing softly through your hair. Summer feels and is different to all the other seasons.

 summer party

Pool party is a way to make a party last all day.

A Picnic

Lolling on blankets under the shade of age old trees is so relaxing. Gather a group of friends and BYO everything from food to chairs, blankets and drinks and you can be assured of a great catch up with close friends. Get togethers don’t have to be wild raucous occasions and a picnic could prove to be the perfect catch up party.

A Boat party

Sitting on deck watching the calm blue water parting beneath the bow of a boat is a leisurely experience, especially if you are with a group of friends with sunnies on and drinks in hand. You can hire a houseboat, board an organised party boat or even hire a boat which has a barbeque on board. This party can be as laid back or as boisterous as you choose to make it.

A Beach Party

This is a great way to have an all day party. If you have a 4wd vehicle, you can head to a part of the beach that only these vehicles can access. You can set up a mini camp for the day and enjoy the day in the company of friends. If partying with a group of swimmers, head to the beach early to grab a prime position near a safe flagged area and pitch sun shelters, take the eskies, towels and chairs and stay for the day. The day will be spent sunning, swimming lunching and making use of the barbeque area in the late afternoon.

A Pool party

Another way to make a party last all day! Lunch, drinks, inflatable pool toys, water pistols and takeout pizza or a barbeque can make this party go well into the night.

A themed party

Summer themes are limited only by your imagination. Why not have a Hawaiian or a Rio Carnivale themed party? A Mexican themed party with nachos, taco, a piñata, tequila and margaritas could be just the thing to get people in a party mood. You can also host a beach themed party in your home. A pool isn’t a necessity!

Catching up with a bunch of friends is simply the best thing to do in summer. You don’t have to throw a big party. Even a small get together will give you the chance to catch up on what’s been happening in everyone’s lives. The atmosphere will be relaxed and everyone can take a dip in the pool at any time, if having a pool party at home. To keep your pool well maintained during the party season, contact Alliance Pool Stores  for expert advice. Summer party time can be a fun time!

Kim Blair
Content Writer SF

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