Child custody situation complicated by criminal charges

Raising children is often a rewarding and joyous experience although it is seldom without its challenges. Any Maryland parent currently facing child custody difficulties knows how true this is. Many such problems can be amicably resolved without going court; however, in situations where one parent accuses the other of disobeying a court order, emotions may become a bit heated and circumstances even more complicated.

A 26-year-old woman in another state not only has ongoing child custody problems but she's now facing criminal charges related to the issue as well. In April, she reportedly went to a museum where her 2-year-old child was at the time. She is accused of leaving with the child, which supposedly violated an existing court order prohibiting her from such actions.

A 34-year-old man was also charged in the incident. Authorities say they asked the woman to return the child, but she ignored their requests. They say they found the woman and the child at a local hotel sometime later. She remains free from jail on bond.

Most Maryland parents and others want what's best for their children. When child custody problems arise, involved parties may disagree on the interpretation of what that might be. When court orders exist, both sides must adhere to the stipulations contained therein; if a parent is accused of disregarding an existing court order, or a parent wishes to file a complaint regarding such issues, a family law attorney can be sought out for assistance. The type of representation obtained in such circumstances often has significant bearing on the outcome in court.

Source: goerie.com, "Charge held for court in Erie custody spat", Tim Hahn, Accessed on May 30, 2017