Parental Abduction

Parental Abduction Is Child Kidnapping

Your child is missing and you learn he or she has been kidnapped. It is every parent's worst nightmare.

Most child abductions in the U.S. are parental abductions. When parents who do not have primary custody take a child away from the rightful custodial parent, they have committed a crime.

If you believe your child is the victim of parental abduction, your first call should be to the police. Your next call should be to a lawyer.

The attorneys of Murphy & Dunn, P.C. in Peoria, Illinois represent clients in parental abduction cases. We can help you navigate the many facets of the legal system involved in child abduction cases. We can also refer you to social service and non-profit agencies that may be able to help you find and recover your child.

Parental abductions are always challenging cases legally. Often multiple agencies and jurisdictions are involved, particularly when a child is taken across state lines or out of the country. They can also be emotionally devastating.

During this difficult time, it is important to have a strong advocate who can develop an effective strategy for the location and return of your child.

Our lawyers will do everything within our power to help bring your child home. To learn more, please contact us at our office in Peoria, Illinois, for your free initial consultation. Parking is free. We now have two office locations to serve you better. Our man office is located at 456 Fulton Street, Suite 425, Peoria, Illinois 61602.