International Custody: Chile and Texas

January 15, 2010

By Jennifer Moore, Family Law Attorney

There have been many stories related to American parents attempting to regain custody of their children after the other parent has taken the child to another country. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case in which a Chilean parent is attempting to regain custody of his son after the boy’s mother took him to Texas. The question appears to be whether an order issued by the Court in Chile that prohibits the mother from leaving Chile with the boy confers sufficient custodial rights to implicate the Hague Convention. Read more about the case at Slate.

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