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MOSKOVITZ V. MOSKOVITZ Appellant’s motion to modify child support was denied by the Circuit Court because Appellant could not attend a hearing in person. Appellant was a resident of Venezuela and unable to legally enter the United States. The Appellate Court reversed and remanded the Circuit Court’s decision, holding the Circuit Court abused its discretion,...
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Benton v. Sottingeanu An order requiring a parent to obtain a passpot for a child does not require specific findings of fact where no modification of parenting time is made. The court must consider the child's best interests. Federal law permits a court to order a passport where a joint custodian refuses consent. Court's order...
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We are delighted Bonnie Brown took the time to study the Abbott opinion and permitted us to post her analysis on this blog. Sorry about the irregular font. That periodic problem is ours not hers, and we just haven't yet taken the time to have it fixed. Thank you, Bonnie!
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If a custodial parent violates an order not to remove a child from the country, the non-custodial parent may use the Hague Convention to have the child returned. Abbott v. Abbott, decided May 17, 2010 and online here
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Digest from the 6th Circuit Blog: Simcox v. Simcox, Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland
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Jeremy Morley in Top Ten Tips for Expats at International Family Law gives us some gems of wisdom in these categories: Before you move overseas If you make a deal Before you switch residences Before leaving home If you’re overseas If you’re feeling stuck overseas On the other hand If you’re overseas and pregnant Don’t...
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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children announces: The International Missing Children’s Division of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is very pleased to announce the creation of a practitioner’s guide to litigating Hague Convention cases. The manual, “Litigating International Child Abduction Cases Under the Hague Convention,” was prepared by the law...
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International Family Law News And Analysis is a new blog that we are welcoming to our blogroll. Some sample posts since it went live in March, 2007: New group says immigration laws tear families apart 6 nations join Hague Convention on Child Abduction
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Even in countries who are signatories to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, parental abduction can be difficult to remedy. Consider this post from International Family Law: South Africa’s Court of Appeal has blasted the failure of the courts below to order the prompt return of a child, now aged five, who was wrongfully...
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