Parental Abduction- Foiled
My client was the father of a young child. After telling his wife that he intended to file for a divorce and wanted to use the Collaborative Law process of RCW 7.77, she secretly took the child and moved to another state, where she promptly filed for divorce. We acted quickly and were successful in moving the divorce/custody case back to Washington State and getting the court to order the return of the child to the father. Ultimately, our client, the father, after spending over $40,000 and months of time in litigation, obtained a final parenting plan where he was the designated the primary residential parent.