Can You Kidnapp Your Own Child?

This is a real question we are asked.  Especially around summer time.

During school breaks  you have parents who live in another state who get summer visitation.  This time period causes some uneasiness and concern of whether the other parent will return the child at the end of the summer.

If the other parent doesn’t return the child, you could have a kidnapping issue.   Under Nevada Law, kidnapping is when you willfully seize, confine, conceal, or detain a person.

In a recent blog post, we discuss this situation and explain some do’s and don’ts for parents going through a divorce, who are worried about custody issues like kidnapping.  Read child kidnapping blog post.