Domestic Violence Parental Child Abduction

The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That’s nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war. Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate…

Why Do Parents Kidnap Their Own Children?

CARI Child Abduction Recovery International has carried out our own research and can confidently say, parents kidnap their own children for the following reasons: •To force a reconciliation or continued interaction with the left-behind parent; •To spite or punish the other parent; •From fear of losing custody or visitation rights; •In rare cases, to protect…

Article 13 of the Hague Convention

New Appeal: Interpreting Article 13 of the Hague Convention CARI Child Abduction Recovery International knows intimate details of the below case, and have been given permission to post this blog by the mother involved. The Irish courts are using this specific case as a benchmark. In this determination, S v R, the Supreme Court granted S…

CAN I TAKE MY CHILD ON HOLIDAY ABROAD WITHOUT THE OTHER PARENT’S PERMISSION?

UK parents: CARI Child Abduction Recovery International constantly gets contacted by parents seeking information about different topics. One such topic is travelling overseas. With Christmas holidays around the corner, some people will be thinking of travelling away for the holiday season, with loved ones. However, many people when wanting to travel with children without the…

Japan International Parental Child Abduction

Foreign parents fight in vain for custody in Japan Emmanuel, Stephane, Henrik and James come from very different backgrounds, but they share the same painful experience of battling Japan’s legal system — in vain — for access to their children after divorce. Once married to Japanese women, they say they were prevented from contact with…

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…

Ukraine Parental Child Abduction

A signatory to The Hague Convention that has a massive problem with the amount of children being abducted to or retained illegally in, that rarely gets mentioned is, Ukraine. Parental Child Abduction is a crime that happens with frightening regularity. Sometimes a Ukrainian-born mother cannot adapt to her new life abroad and returns to 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…

Non Hague Convention Countries Child Abduction

While in many countries no specific legislation or programs dealing with International Parental Child Abduction exists, however existing laws and general legal aid programs may be relevant.  It is still that time of year when lots of families look toward booking holidays for the summer. Holidays abroad with your children can sometimes be tricky to…

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…