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Woman Keeps Child from Husband for 25 Years

Posted by Elise Buie | Aug 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

People sometimes do shocking things during a divorce trial, but sometimes they come out of very good reasons. In cases of abuse or molestation, a parent may do anything to keep themselves and their children state, including defying court orders.

One woman went so far as to change her and her daughter's names and social security numbers after they fled. Unfortunately for the mother, the father did have court-ordered visitation rights and her claims that the father molested the child were never substantiated by police. She was able to hide herself and her daughter for 25 years before she was caught. If convicted, she faces up to 3 years in prison.

It is unknown whether authorities provided the father or the daughter information to reunite after so long.

There are legal protections that can be put into place to help parents and children who are afraid of abuse and molestation, but they must be done properly. Speaking with a family law attorney can help you learn what your options are and what the consequences might be. Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC is here to help in troubling circumstances like these.

If you need family law advice, no matter what your situation is, contact our offices immediately.

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Elise Buie

Passionate, creative, problem-solving attorney who crafts solutions rather than obstacles. Elise spends significant time educating her clients on healthy communication skills. Elise also ensures that her clients make informed decisions by understanding the future emotional and financial implications of their decisions. Your family's future is our first priority. Elise teaches her clients new skills to empower them in the future as they adjust to the new family structure. While divorce ends a marriage, it is the beginning of your new, often times, more authentic life. Elise will help you begin that new life with new skills to handle any future challenges.


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