Tampa, FL asked in Adoption, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Florida

Q: Child custody/kidnapping

If the father of the child takes the child away from the mother without good reason, in florida, is that against the law? Is it a felony? He intentionally cut off all contact between the mother and the child. The mother has not been able to find the child because no agencies will help her, due to the father being on the birth certificate. The mother does not want the judge to think that the mother gave up on getting her child back.

1 Lawyer Answer
Shiobhan Olivero
Shiobhan Olivero
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Brandon, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

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