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Judge issues orders in child custody fight cross multiple states

A 4-year-old boy's parents have been battling it out in court regarding which one of them should have custody of him. The father was granted child custody some time ago, following the mother's admission that she had used methamphetamine drugs. She was sentenced to probation. The judge in charge of the case recently issued orders that demand the child's immediate return to the state in question, a situation to which some parents in New Jersey may relate.

The child is currently residing with his father in a different state, and the father has filed a petition in a court to question a prior ruling regarding which state's court has jurisdiction in the case. In the meantime, the father reportedly failed to show up for a hearing in the acting judge's state. This prompted the judge to order the immediate return of the child; in fact, the same judge has issued repeated orders, but the child has still not been brought back.  

The judge said that when the man does return with his child, he will be placed under arrest at the airport for being in contempt of court. A $20,000 bond will be set for him to be released from jail. The mother's attorney has stated that plans are being made for the child to receive counseling upon his return to help him cope with the tenuous situation.  

Further complicating matters, the father has accused the mother of physically abusing her son. He says the child has experienced negative effects regarding the time he spent with his mother. There may be parents in New Jersey facing similar child custody problems. Like the parents in this case, they may seek support by acting alongside experienced legal guidance.  

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