Do you have any advice for writing kidnapping? Specifically estranged parent kidnapping from parent who has custody? - livingdeadblondegirl
What you are referring to is abduction, not kidnapping***. What you described also has a name: Parental child abduction. Here’s the difference. (x)
- Abduction is when someone uses deceit or force in order to take a person or a child away from their home or relatives. […]The most common cases of abduction are seen in divorce cases, where one parent is given the sole custody of a child. The person who abducts is not holding the person for profit or any monetary gain from the victim. The laws for abduction crimes vary from state to state and country to country, depending on the severity of the crime.
- Kidnapping is taking away or forcefully transporting a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment, a confinement without legal authority. […] Kidnapping involves taking a person from their family forcefully without their consent with the motive of holding the person as a hostage and earning a profit from their family. The kidnapping could be for a number of reasons such as getting monetary reward, or getting some sort of benefit from the person.
Now that we know the difference, we can work on each.