Colorado Husband and Wife have two Daughters together, ages two and four.
Wife is from Argentina.
Husband and Wife divorce.
Custody evaluator appointed by the divorce court reportedly believes that Wife poses an abduction risk to Daughters.
Family court awards primary custody of Daughters to Husband.
Wife is awarded liberal timesharing with Daughters in the US. Wife is also granted the right to take Daughters to Argentina in the summer and in the spring.
During her timesharing with Daughters shortly after the divorce is finalized, Wife takes them to Argentina – for good.
Family court orders that Wife return Daughters to the US right away.
Wife pays no attention to divorce court orders.
Argentina is a party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Husband files an application for return of Daughters to the US.
Husband is advised that the process could take eighteen months.