New laws Australia Parental Child Abduction

Australian parents who flee the country with their children could spend three years in jail amid major crackdown on child abduction. Australian parents who flee the country with their children could face up to three years behind bars under new laws. Until now, it has not been a criminal offence for parents to leave the…

Frank warning to parents who abduct their own kids

We love lawyers like Brisbane Family Law specialist Jennifer Hetherington and totally agree Judges and authorities need to get harder on this horrific topic…. A LAW firm has issued a scathing message to parents who abduct their own children in defiance of court orders; “you get what you deserve”. And the punishment could be harsher than…

Parental Child Abduction Lebanon – Shelley Beyak children

Shelley Beyak has a message for her children, Mia, 9, and Liam, 8, who were abducted by their father and were taken to Lebanon in March: “It’s not your fault that this happened. I will always keep looking for you.” The Abbotsford mother also has a message for their father, Wissam Tarabichi: “I really want…

Religion and Parental Child Abduction

Religion in IPCA (A must read if you know someone involved) We wanted to write about this controversial topic as it gets ignored far too often until too late, some have no idea about its consequences and there is just not enough awareness about religion when it comes to International Parental Child Abduction or IPCA….

Recovery from Poland 4 yrs on….

In 2014 we rescued little Crystal from notorious kidnapping haven Poland. Another desperate father who’s child was illegally kidnapped by its Polish mother. The father battled the family courts in Poland for over 2 yrs and was the first ever foreign father to be awarded custody in a polish court. (Picture taken just hours after…

Belizean police testimony needed to advance alleged child abduction case

LETHBRIDGE – The case of a 33-year-old woman accused of abducting her child and fleeing the country remains stalled, as the Crown and defence seek assistance on the matter from police officials in Belize. The woman cannot be named to protect the identity of her child. The defence had intended to launch an application under…

Mother wins appeal preventing return of children to father in another EU country

CARI Child Abduction Recovery International is well aware of this case and the struggles this mother has gone through. A big congratulations to a wonderful mother who never gave up! ———————————————————- A mother has won an appeal preventing the return of her two small children, who were born here, to their father in another EU…

India not yet ready to sign the Hague treaty: Maneka

Concerns parental abduction of kids. The government is not yet ready to sign the Hague treaty on inter-country abduction of children by parents fleeing a bad marriage, said a senior official of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD). There has been immense pressure from the U.S. on the government to sign the treaty…

Left-behind dad’s last resort: Impeach Japan’s Supreme Court judges

James Cook is relentless. His four children were abducted to Japan from Minnesota by his Japanese wife in 2014. This was after Japan acceded to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, so he might have had hope in the early days. Using the baroque procedural regime the Diet passed for…