Parental Kidnapping

Long Island custody lawyer Bryan L. Salamone

In a recent case handled by our divorce and child custody law firm on Long Island, the law firm of Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C., our firm represented a client whose wife/ mother fled the marital residence, which was located in New York, with the child and moved to South Carolina with no intentions of ever returning to New York. The wife/mother, without the permission or consent of the husband/father, made the unilateral decision of removing the child from the only home the child has ever known and moved to South Carolina. Pursuant to McKinney's DRL § 75-a, a child's home state is defined as follows: "...the state in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as a parent for at least  six consecutive months immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding."

In other words, the wife/mother kidnapped the child from the child's home state and the father.

This type of irrational, selfish and impulsive behavior is unacceptable and will not go without consequences in the State of New York. In this type of emergency situation, the procedure that our firm used is an Emergency Order to Show Cause to have the Court immediately return the child to the child's home state and within the Order, to request a Temporary Order of Custody to be granted immediately to the father.

In this matter at hand, our firm received emergency relief and was granted the Emergency Order to show Cause. The father took the Court Order to the Sheriff´s Office in South Carolina and had the child immediately returned to his care and protection.

The child custody attorneys at the law firm of Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. handle these types of cases more than anyone else in the State of New York. We have the experience and knowledge to help our clients through these types of difficult situations. Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. has been able to obtain the return of dozens of children who were illegally abducted by one parent. Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. has successfully obtained the return of children who were abducted to Ecuador, Italy, Turkey, China, and throughout the United States. The child custody law firm serving Nassau County and Suffolk County, Long Island, consists of nine (9) attorneys who are entirely devoted specifically to the New York Domestic Relations and Family Law cases. For a free consult on selected matters, please contact the child custody lawyers at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. at 1.631.479.3839.