Child custody cases can be emotional and full of difficulties in Georgia,
and in other states all across the country. Parents simply want what is
best for their children, but there are often differing opinions as to
just what that is. Recently, one mother landed in trouble with the law
after taking her son from his court appointed guardian.
The Wisconsin mother has a five-year-old son, but lost custody of him because
she refused to take medication for her medical issues. The courts gave
the woman's mother child custody of the young boy. It was also decided
that she would not have any visitation rights.
Earlier this month, the woman reportedly showed up at her mother's
home around 5 a.m., and took the five-year-old boy. Four hours later,
using cell phone tower information, police located the mother in an apartment
in a nearby town.
The mother was arrested, and the boy was returned to the maternal grandmother.
Police have charged the woman with interfering with child custody. She
also has a previous drug charge. She could face up to five and a half
years behind bars.
By electing to act on her own outside of the legal system, the mother must
now face the criminal charges against her. In the future, she may wish
to seek a more appropriate method for involvement in her child's life.
Those in Georgia or elsewhere who are dealing with child custody issues
may want to consider seeking out legal advice. An attorney can help sort
out custody matters, and help parents come up with a plan that is fair
for all parties involved.