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Child exchanges can become dangerous

There are many Texas divorced parents who are able to amicably carry out their existing custody and visitation arrangements. However, there are also cases where parents allow their emotions to run high, potentially causing them to put themselves, the other parent or even their children in danger.

For example, several parents have died when they themselves or the other parent attempted to take matters into their own hands so that they would have full custody of the kids. One 20-year-old Dallas man had a friend shoot him so that he could have custody. However, he ended up being fatally shot. Another Texas man was shot and killed by his ex-wife's boyfriend during a swap. A Colorado man was charged with child abuse after he put a knife in his child's backpack so that he could blame it on the child's mother.

Regardless of how the parents feel about each other and other issues that may be going on with the divorce, it is not in the child's best interests to create a hostile child exchange environment. While law enforcement authorities can potentially be called to diffuse emotionally-charged exchanges, it is recommended that parents deal with their disputes at a different time.

Whenever a child custody dispute arises, it can be difficult to not get the children involved. However, if a parent puts the child or the other parent in danger in an attempt to obtain custody, a family law attorney may assist. Depending on the circumstances, the attorney may argue that the parent is violent and puts the child in harm's way. Additionally, the attorney may also seek full custody for the client if the other parent is making attempts to alienate the child.

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