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can my husband get me for kidnapping if I take my 2 teenage

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can my husband get me for kidnapping if I take my 2 teenage daughters and move 6 hours away in the same state?

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Can you tell me if you currently have a court order that specifies custody / visitation?


No we are currently still living together.

ScottyMacEsq :

Thank you. While your husband could call the police on you, they almost certainly wouldn't do anything because it's not kidnapping. When there is no court order that specifies otherwise (i.e. a custody order) either parent is entitled to full custody of the child at any time. So if one party takes the child away from the home, the other cannot allege kidnapping. Kidnapping is the illegal possession of a child.

ScottyMacEsq :

Now he could certainly file in the county for custody / visitation, but without a court order that says otherwise, you can legally take the kids 6 hours away (or even to a different state) and not break any law.

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