Family Court Denies Visitation to Brazilian Grandparents Who Litigated to Retain Child in Brazil and Thwarted Any Contact Between Father and Child for Years
Wife takes New Jersey Son to Brazil to visit relatives.
And stays there. Permanently.
Wife divorces Husband there and remarries.
And cuts off virtually all contact between Husband and Son.
Husband is awarded custody of Son by the New Jersey family court.
Wife pursues custody of Son in Brazil’s family court.
Wife’s second husband and Son’s Grandparents continue the litigation in Brazil, resisting Husband’s efforts to have any contact with Son, let alone to procure Son’s return to the US.
After five years, Husband is finally able to secure Son’s return to the US to live with him.
However, Grandparents continue their legal battle in Brazil’s family court.
And Grandparents demand visitation with Son in New Jersey family court as well.
At first, Husband allows limited contact with Grandparents during Son’s transition back to life in the US.
Then Grandparents allegedly try to circumvent Husband to obtain greater visitation.
Husband finally cuts off contact between Grandparents and Son.
The New Jersey family court denies Grandparents’ demands for visitation with Son. Because they persist in trying to thwart New Jersey family court orders via the Brazilian family court and interfere with Husband’s parental responsibility over Son.
Read more in this Asbury Park [NJ] Press article: Sean Goldman grandparents denied visitation after international custody dispute and this New Jersey News Room article: Grandparents of Sean Goldman denied visitation.