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Lawmaker introduces international child abduction bill

Child custody disputes can be emotionally exhausting for Georgia parents, but when the parents in a particular dispute do not both reside in the U.S. things can become extremely challenging. This is because when child custody battles span international borders, there are questions of jurisdiction. In which country should the custody case be held? And, of course, the stakes are very high in international child custody disputes because a shared custody agreement or visitation plan would be impossible for most families.

Former NBA star owes $1 million in child support

Cases involving failure to pay child support in Georgia and elsewhere receive public attention. However, when the person failing to a pay support obligation is a former member of the National Basketball Association, people take notice - especially if the individual owes nearly $1 million in child support.

Man arrested for failing to pay $110,000 in child support

A man was recently apprehended and charged with direct child support contempt after failing to make child support payments for 18 years. In Georgia, a child support contempt action can be used to deal with a non-custodial parent who does not abide by a support order.

Husband beat wife during child support hearing

During a hearing in a judge's chamber near Georgia, an ex-Marine reportedly became infuriated and attacked his estranged wife, after a court ruling granted her child support for their two children as part of a divorce settlement.

Should lawyers be provided in child support contempt cases?

When individuals are facing criminal charges, they have a constitutional right to receive representation from a lawyer. We're all familiar with the Miranda Rights section that informs individuals that they have the right to an attorney, and that if they cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided at no cost.

Japan: A safe haven for those who have contempt for child custody

During a divorce, resolving issues related to your children can be one of the most emotional parts of the process. Even after child custody arrangements have been determined, that does not always guarantee that the other parent will follow the court orders.

Kill Bill actor facing arrest for child support contempt

Every parent has a financial responsibility to their children. Regardless of whether you spend time with your children, a portion of your paycheck should be used to provide your children with the things they need.

Jon & Kate Plus 8... And 1 Contempt Hearing Relating to Child Custody

Jon & Kate Gosselin became known to the world in their TLC network reality television show, aptly named Jon & Kate Plus 8, about parenting multiples. The couple made the details of their family life and marital relationship public by allowing cameras into their home to film their daily interactions. The show included a testimonial segment where they answered questions and explained situations that arose during an episode.

"Expect a Surge" State Department Says of Pressure on Int'l Child Abduction

In a prior post titled Georgia Father Begs for Pressure on India to Join Hague Convention, we highlighted the problem of international child abduction that arises in many child custody cases across the nation. Parents and advocates have vehemently criticized the United States State Department for placing a lack of emphasis on the need to pressure countries like India and Japan, two of the most notorious non-signatories to the international Hague Convention that facilitates the return of children wrongfully removed from their country of residence by one parent.

Georgia Father Begs for Pressure on India to Join Hague Convention

A Georgia father feels anguish and frustration over the refusal by India to sign the Hauge Convention, a treaty that facilitates the return of children wrongfully removed from their country of residence. The father's 3-year-old daughter was taken back to India by his ex-wife during a child custody battle. He obtained a United States court order that granted him custody, but when it came time to enforce it, his children were in India, a country that does not recognize international parental abduction as a crime.

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