When it comes to family matters, emotions can often run high. Illinois parents engaged in a battle over issues such as child custody may exchange heated words or become outraged regarding their allotted time with children. It is important for individuals to keep the best interests of the child in mind and try to resolve things as amicably as possible. Taking drastic measures can result in serious consequences, as one local father recently discovered.
The 30-year-old man from Riverside currently faces charges that include misdemeanor obscenity and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He was apparently upset about the state of the child custody issues he was having with his 25-year-old ex-girlfriend. According to law enforcement, the man came up with a way to try to entice the woman to change her mind regarding her position.
The man had photos that depicted the lower half of the woman in the nude. He sent them to her along with a note that claimed he intended to send the pictures to the parents of her new fiancée. Local law enforcement are still investigating the situation and may decide to file additional charges.
The way parents behave can play a large role in how a judge awards child custody. It is important to have an attorney who can outline a parent’s rights for items such as custody or visitation. If there are criminal charges involved, it is even more imperative that both parties have trusted legal representation. An attorney can build a case for either parent so that the child involved receives the best, most responsible care possible.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times, “Cops: Man threatened to send nude photos of ex in child custody fight,” Mitch Armentrout, April 14, 2014