Divorced couples in San Antonio are still required to place a good deal of trust in each other if they happen to have children. That trust centers on them believing that their ex-spouses will continue to respect their parental rights and not do anything that would compromise their relationships with their kids. This trust of often put to the test when one spouse travels with the kids, particularly to another country. Sadly, in many cases, such travels are simply a way for him or her to completely sever ties with the other parent and wrest the control of custody away.
It’s difficult to not conclude that such was the case in an ongoing story between a Houston man and his ex-wife. The women left with the couple’s son to attend a wedding in her home country of Brazil in 2013. Once there, she sought and was granted custody of the child by a Brazilian court and began to establish a new life there.
Meanwhile, the boy’s father continues to fight to have the courts intercede and to order his son be sent home. One would think that he has already cleared a major hurdle in that both the U.S. and Brazilian courts agree that mother abducted the boy illegally. However, Brazilian officials continue to insist that since the boy is already well-established in his life there, he should not be removed from his mother’s care. Now, the man looks to a potential presidential intercession as his next great chance to get his boy back.
International abduction cases can present a number of difficult challenges. Yet they can all be overcome. Doing so, however, may likely require the assistance of an experienced family law attorney.
Source: CBS News “Dad battles for custody of son, says ex-wife illegally abducted him” Nov.17, 2015