Parenting and child care are never as simple as it seems until you have taken on the challenge. Everyone hopes more than anything that he or she makes the right choice of partner with which to have a child, but the priority is the safety of a child once there is one.
Some divorced parents or parents who never married find themselves wrapped up in disputes over who gets to make decisions for and connections to the child. Since the welfare of a child is always the most important thing to a family court, a history of criminal activity or other problems that may constitute a danger to children may be considered in determining who gets child custody.
The biological father of a boy recently caused a statewide scare in Michigan when he and an associate tried to flee to Canada with his son. The men assaulted and bound several adults in the child's home before leaving in a truck and continuing the journey on either a snowmobile or a boat.
The trio could have never made it safely to Canada, according to Chippewa County sheriff's deputies who pursued the abductors, so the pursuit fortunately ended with the men arrested and the boy recovered in a healthy but cold condition. The child's legal guardians are back with the child after the incident.
People concerned for the safety and health of their children may use legal expertise to prepare a case for child custody. An attorney can be very helpful during the complicated and emotionally charged steps of claiming child custody.