Anaheim Child Abduction May Involve Custody Dispute

An Amber alert encompassing every state between California and Texas is still in effect several days after two small boys were abducted in Anaheim, allegedly by their father and grandfather. According to reports by KABC television, police are still searching for Abraham Fernandez and his father Louis Mendoza Fernandez five days after Abraham’s sons, ages four and two, “were abducted in front of their Anaheim home.”

The station also reports that a Monrovia man was arrested over the weekend and charged with assisting in the Orange County child abduction. According to KABC, after initially concluding that the men were headed to Texas, their home state, police now “believe that the boys, their father and grandfather may still be in the area.”

The boys and their mother moved to Orange County only three months ago. KABC reports that police know the parents are not married but are unclear which parent currently has legal custody of the boys.

While many of the details of this case remain both unresolved and unclear – including, most importantly, the location of the children and whether they are safe – a few things can be said. Even if Abraham believes he has been the victim of a case of parental alienation, abducting one’s children is never a good way to resolve Orange County child custody questions.

If you feel that your rights as a father are not being respected an Anaheim or Costa Mesa fathers’ rights lawyer can be your most important ally. Navigating the legal system can be a difficult and confusing process. Fathers, in particular, often come to feel that the courts are stacked against them. An experienced Orange County family law attorney can help you craft a strategy that protects your right to a significant and productive relationship with your children, and puts you in the best possible position to win the California custody rights you deserve.

KABC.com: Man connected with Anaheim kidnapping arrested

Resource:
US Department of Justice – Office for Victims of Crime: Parental Kidnapping page