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Is a parent ever justified in kidnapping his/her own child away from court ordered custodial parent?


We often hear about noncustodial parents who kidnap their own children. A case in the news recently involved a woman who kidnapped her own daughter from the custody of her millionaire ex-husband in Virginia and fled to Australia with her. She said her child's father was abusive and she dared not leave her little daughter with him. That was 20 years ago. Read about it by putting 'Dorothy Barnett Australia' in the Google search box. Should the parent who kidnaps always be prosecuted to the extent of the law regardless of the circumstances either then or when apprehended if many years later?

 

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    C E Clark (Au fait) 3 years ago

    It seems there are no winners and the child is the one who loses every time when a parent decides to use them to attempt to destroy their ex.

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    C E Clark (Au fait) 3 years ago

    I understand you're taking the practical side. After all, a jailed parent isn't much good to any of his/her children. A shame children must endure and try to survive horrible things sometimes. For example, the Woody Allen case.