International Child Abduction

International Child Abduction

By Johanthan W. Lounsburry Each year some parents are faced with a devastating reality: their partner has taken their child to another country and is refusing to return.  They are left-behind and at a loss of what do.  Not only is this an emotionally charged...
11 Red flags for parental child abduction

11 Red flags for parental child abduction

These are possible signs that the other parent will abduct the child, by taking it to another country, or by not returning the child from another country: 1. Past behaviour An indicator may be that in the past with this child or another child, the parent has resorted...
Golan v. Saada

Golan v. Saada

Supreme Court of the United States, June 15, 2022 The Supreme Court ruled that a court is not required to examine all possible ameliorative measures before denying a Hague Convention petition for return of a child to a foreign country once the court has found that...
Return to Madrid ? No, to Spain.

Return to Madrid ? No, to Spain.

Koblenz Higher Regional Court, Germany 11 March 2020, 13 UF 67/206 The child was born in Trier, Germany, in March 2018. In May 2018, the father acknowledged paternity of the child. In early July 2018, the family moved to Spain and from December 2018 onwards, rented an...
Habitual residence in appeal court

Habitual residence in appeal court

If the court in Canada – Ontario made a decision about where the child has his or her habitual residence, the appeal court can intervene only if there is an obvious error in the trial decision that is determative of the outcome of the case. The Supreme Court...