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…

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…

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…

Parental Child Abduction Tunisia

Say hi to 4 yr old Shayma recovered yesterday by CARI Child Abduction Recovery International. No other has recovered children from Tunisia. Some have tried but failed with catastrophic results for all involved. Shayma was taken to Tunisia illegally by her father in 2016 and not allowed to see or speak to her mother. Yesterday…