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Child custody battle spans two continents

When a couple divorces in San Antonio, there can be heated arguments over plenty of things, but the question of who will get custody of the kids seems to be one of the biggest sources of contention for many people. Sometimes people can act irrationally and go as far as what can be considered kidnapping in order to retain custody of their children.

This is what one man is accusing his wife of doing with their two children. The woman moved from Arizona to Indiana with the children after the couple’s marriage fell apart. Her husband told authorities that the woman had kidnapped the children. The U.S. State Department recommended that the woman send the kids to her husband who was living in Cyprus at the time. She did, but then filed for divorce and was awarded custody.

The father did not agree with that decision and didn’t know how an Indiana court could make a child custody decision since he was living in another country. He claims his wife left the children, now ages 7 and 4, alone with him in Cyprus for three years. She says that she has been to see the children numerous times, but that the man does not cooperate with her.

The former spouses would be well advised to hire competent divorce attorneys to represent them in court. Because of the complexities of this case, it is vital that they have the proper representation to look out for their interests and make sure their side of the story is heard.

Source: USA Today, “Cyprus dad questions ex-wife’s motive in push for kids,” Dan McFeely, July 12, 2013

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