I'm having trouble understanding how the parental kidnapping prevention act works.
There is a case where a lawyer coordinated with a family member to file falsified domestic violence (assault) then 14+ days later, take a minor child across state lines during the pandemic lockdown, in order to file for divorce and gain an upper hand in custody.
Is that exactly what this act was meant to prevent?
Why does the PKPA only apply when custody is decided by the court not prior to the decision?
Does it matter if the two parents have a text-message history of agreed child exchange times, etc and a parent quits her job to move out of state with the child?
During filing the divorce petition, one of the parents specifically lied on the dates the child was in the custody of the other parent. We're talking about a 14+ day gap of which the child was in the other parents care. They also had the wrong date of the alleged domestic on filing a petition for relocation and made statements in court that were proven false through text messages evidence.
At what point does perjury become a thing? At what point can you claim that an attorney is deliberately misleading the court?
Where is the due process (or violations of it) for a parent facing false charges in a pending criminal case and being judged as guilty in the family law case?