It isn’t just non-Americans who are accused of abducting their children across international borders.
The case below suggests a different scenario entirely.
American Mother and Danish Father live with their two year old baby Daughter in Denmark.
Mother and Father previously agreed in writing to joint custody of Daughter.
When Mother’s father was visiting them in Denmark from the US, he allegedly diverted Father and gave Mother opportunity to get away with Daughter and leave the country.
Father has now brought suit in a federal court in Pennsylvania to have Daughter returned to Denmark under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
A federal judge has enjoined removal of the child from Pennsylvania pending a decision on jurisdiction over Daughter.
Mother’s mother reportedly informed a reporter that Mother was prepared to explain to the judge why she left Denmark as she did.