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Parental Abduction / Kidnapping

Parental Abduction / Kidnapping (VA Code §18.2-47(D)

Parental abduction is a distinctly distressing experience that no parent ever wants to endure. At Kublan Khan, we understand the emotional toll that arises when a child is wrongfully taken by a non-custodial parent or when someone is experiencing allegations of parental abduction. Our compassionate team of attorneys are dedicated to helping parents navigate the complexities of parental abduction cases, advocating for the best interests of the child, and minimizing trauma where possible.

To be found guilty of Parental Abduction, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is a parent, family, or household member of the abducted child, that the defendant used force, intimidation, or deception to seize, take, transport, detain, or hide the child, and that the defendant intended to deprive the child of their personal liberty or to withhold or conceal the child from another parent or authority legally entitled to the child’s charge, and that the defendant acted without legal justification or excuse in violation of a court order issued in a the impending court proceeding. If the abduction occurs in Virginia and the child remains inside the state, such a crime is punishable as a Class-1 misdemeanor. However, if the parent abducts and takes the child outside of Virginia, even to a neighboring state, such conduct is classified as a Class-6 felony– a more serious charge. Regardless of whether a child remains in or outside of Virginia, the court may also punish the defendant as a contempt of court for violating an existing court order regarding the custody of the minor child.

At Kublan Khan we understand the urgency and sensitivity of parental abduction cases where every second counts. Our experienced attorneys are well versed in state and federal laws, providing comprehensive legal support including strategic guidance, knowledge on international abductions, and collaboration with local law enforcement agencies. If you are faced with a situation involving an abduction of your child, contact Kublan Khan today to schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys. We will stand by your side, fighting to protect your rights and your child’s well-being.

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