Phoenix, AZ asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Arizona

Q: My ex girl of 14 years took my kids and moved from arizona to cali with only a week notice is it kidnapping

She charged me with domestic violence but I took it to court and won cause I wad the one beat up in the pictures and she didn't have marks and we have no court orders in place and im on my daughters birth certificate

1 Lawyer Answer
Jay Hall
Jay Hall
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: No, this isn't kidnapping. Without enforceable orders in place, there really aren't many limitations on a parent's ability to travel with children. You should consult with a family law attorney to evaluate your options. The best course of action may be to file a petition to establish paternity, legal decision-making, parenting time, and child support, but without more information I can't be certain.

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