If you believe that your children may be at risk of a parental abduction or family kidnapping, it is vital that you try to prevent it and are prepared for a potential incident. One of the best ways to prepare for a family abduction is to keep current information about your children and their other parent on hand. Following is a list of essential information that you should have:
- Your child’s Social Security number and your ex’s Social Security number
- Your child’s height, weight, and physical description—including eye color, hair color, and any other identifying features
- Your ex’s height, weight, and physical description—including eye color, hair color, and any other identifying features
- Your ex’s license plate number and vehicle description
- The addresses and phone numbers of your ex’s extended family—places that he or she may go after an abduction
- Several current pictures of your child and your ex—including a head and shoulder portrait
- General information about your ex’s bank and credit card accounts
You may wish to purchase a child ID kit, which allows you to note all of the information above as well as other information, such as your child’s fingerprints. Alternatively, you can contact your local police station to find out how to get your child fingerprinted.
If you are concerned that a family member other than your ex may abduct your child, consider keeping identifying information about that person as well.
Child custody is often the most difficult aspect of a divorce, separation, or split. If you need the assistance of an experienced Seattle child custody attorney, call the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny today at 425-460-0550.