Child abduction by a parent,
disregarding court orders or kidnapping the child a hide it from the other
parent, has become a common crime, many thousand time each year,
worldwide. In many such cases, the criminal parent takes the child back to
his home country, across borders, into a different culture and outside the
reach of the courts of the country where the child has been raised.
Globalization has made mixed marriages very common, and cultural clashes
tend to make marriages more difficult that the couple has anticipated. In
such instances, a parent often decides to take the child away from the
other parent and thus put pressure or emotionally hurt the other parent.
The children are caught in the trap in-between the parents and suffer
severe psychological damage or even physically.
The main problem is that with
the abducted child out of sight and out of reach for the authorities and
with the differing legislation from Western countries to other countries,
it can be very difficult to locate the child and return him or her safely
to the parent with legal custody. Child abduction by a parent is just as
much a crime, as is kidnap. But it's harder to solve.
However there ARE means of
handling these situations in order to bring back an abducted child to the
lawful custodian. Negotiation is a key element. It has usually become
impossible for the two parents to discuss matters in a peaceful, sensible
way. That's why it is very important for a neutral outside negotiator to
take over and convince the criminal parent that the situation must be
resolved. Usually fear of criminal prosecution, financial matter, hate or
fury against the other parent etc. come into play and the two parents
involved are more likely than not incapable to solve the conflict between
The Brillstein expert
advisors have a long-standing experience in negotiations of this kind. If
you need any assistance at all, please do contact us any time.