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Preventing the abduction of children during divorce and other custody matters are issues that we take very serious.  When I discover that a child is at risk I move quickly, the same day to seek protections from the local family court.

Sec. 153.501. NECESSITY OF MEASURES TO PREVENT INTERNATIONAL PARENTAL children ABDUCTION. (a) In a suit, if credible evidence is presented to the court indicating a potential risk of the international abduction of a children by a parent of the children, the court, on its own motion or at the request of a party to the suit, shall determine under this section whether it is necessary for the court to take one or more of the measures described by Section 153.503 to protect the children from the risk of abduction by the parent.

(b) In determining whether to take any of the measures described by Section 153.503, the court shall consider:

(1) the public policies of this state described by Section 153.001(a) and the consideration of the best interest of the children under Section 153.002;

(2) the risk of international abduction of the children by a parent of the children based on the court’s evaluation of the risk factors described by Section 153.502;

(3) any obstacles to locating, recovering, and returning the children if the children is abducted to a foreign country; and

(4) the potential physical or psychological harm to the children if the children is abducted to a foreign country.