Felony charges result from child custody dispute
When dealing with any number of family law issues in the state of Utah and beyond, absolute transparency is expected from both parties in regards to information they provide to the court. For instance, both parents are required to offer accurate and updated contact information when child custody arrangements are made so that such agreements can be monitored and enforced. In the event that either party falsifies information or intentionally disobeys court orders, they may face serious legal consequences.
In Texas, one child is back in the custody of her father now that her mother faces serious accusations for her actions in a major custody dispute. The district attorney for the area is taking on the case, which involves felony charges. The situation appears to have been escalating for some time, as the two parents fought for custody of the 11-year-old girl. Legal custody was granted to the father in early summer of this year; though, the mother was granted extended visitation over the summer.
The girl’s mother is accused of providing false contact information at the time of establishing a divorce agreement. The woman is also accused of breaking the terms of the custody ruling by keeping her daughter after her allotted visitation time. Authorities allegedly had a difficult time locating the woman and child because of her falsified address, and the district attorney issued an arrest warrant as a result.
The child and mother were eventually located by authorities in the course of an investigation. The woman was apprehended and now faces felony charges for her role in the dispute, which prosecutors note is one of a kind for their office.