NY divorces still nasty, brutish & long, even w/quickie no-fault law
US rightly refuses Hague Convention case for child-stealing, but state court can return child

Aussie great-gram on the lam w/4 kids; gov't refuses to assist abduction

This sounds like a very straightforward child abduction case without any of the typical defenses or complications. The parents had joint legal and physical custody in Italy, the mother took the kids on vacation to Australia, and kept them there. The father won a Hague Convention suit for their return nearly a year ago, but the mother appealed and lost, and then her grandmother disappeared with the children. Her family has gotten local media and politicians involved on her side, but the government is defending the treaty and the independent judiciary that enforces it.



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