Cross-Border Divorce And Child Custody

International Parental Child Abduction is one of the hardest things a left behind parent and children, can ever experience. Added to that stress among other things, is International Law and The Hague Convention. An absolute minefield. There is so much misinformation out there or nothing at all, as well as many inexperienced lawyers who simply…

Russia 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, Russia. Parental Child Abduction is a crime that happens with frightening regularity. Sometimes a Russian-born mother cannot adapt to her new life abroad and returns to the…

Poland International Parental Child Abduction

With the ever growing number of parents desperately contacting CARI Child Abduction Recovery International for help regarding Poland we thought we’d dedicate our latest blog to Poland. Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction: Poland is a signatory to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. This is the…

International Parental Child Abduction – Holiday Season

International Parental Child Abductions rises ever single year. There is nothing being done about preventing or returning innocent children kidnapped overseas, often victims caught in the middle of two parents feuding. A pathetic system (Hague Convention), corruption, inexperienced courts, incompetent lawyers, lack of care and interest by authorities, family culture/influences and cross boarder laws are…

High Court makes order for return of children who were wrongfully removed from Canada

The High Court has made an order for the return of two children who were wrongfully removed from Canada without their father’s consent in February 2019. Rejecting all of the individual objections raised by the children’s mother, Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly said none of the objections reached the level of grave risk being returned to an intolerable situation and that…

What is the Brussels IIa Regulation?

European Commission – Fact Sheet Adoption of new rules to better protect children caught in cross-border parental disputes Brussels, 25 June 2019 What is the Brussels IIa Regulation? The Brussels IIa Regulation is the cornerstone of EU judicial cooperation in cross-border matrimonial matters (divorce, separation, marriage annulment) and matters of parental responsibility, including custody and…

Hague Convention No Enforcement

There is still an overwhelming lack of information out there about the reality of the Hague Convention and important aspects that most avoid or sweep under the carpet. Lets be honest, just because a country is a party to the appalling Hague Convention does not mean that it will effectively enforce its treaty obligations. In…