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Child custody violations could impact agreements in California

After a divorce, many California parents may struggle with the arrangements made for their children's custody. However, child custody terms are legally binding and must be adhered to unless extenuating circumstances arise. As a result, individuals could face serious consequences if custody terms are violated, and parents may wish to consider modifications to their custody agreements.

A custody violation recently led to a woman's arrest in state though the case began in another area. Reports stated that a mother was having an unsupervised visit with her son when she took him from the area. The mother apparently did not have the ability to take such action with the 4-year-old child, and as a result, a search began for the pair. 

It took over two weeks before the woman was found. Her cell phone signal was reportedly used to determine her location. A police officer found the woman's vehicle and stopped it before taking the woman into custody for a child custody violation. It was noted she had a $100,000 warrant for her arrest. The child was returned to the custody of his father. 

This situation was undoubtedly difficult for the father involved. As a result, it is likely that he will wish to revisit the child custody arrangements and pursue modifications to those terms. If California parents find themselves in similar situations or facing other circumstances in which a parent may be putting a child at risk, finding out more information on custody modifications may help them determine how to potentially handle the issues.

Source:, "Seattle woman arrested in Cloverdale on suspicion of abducting son", Robert Digitale, May 11, 2016

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