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.
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.
Two Georgia parents were excited to gain additional visitation time with their young child as an early Christmas present, but they say that visitation is not enough. The couple has been involved in a controversial child custody battle over their 4-year-old boy but was made famous for their even more controversial relationship.
This is the continuation of the post, Adoption of Guatemalan Boy's Future could be Decided by Christmas. The series discusses a specifically heartbreaking child custody story of a little adopted boy. What makes situations like these especially difficult is that the child is usually adopted by very loving parents.
In a prior post titled Adoption of Guatemalan Child of an Imprisoned Illegal Immigrant Contested, we published the news of a young Guatemalan mother whose parental rights to her young boy were terminated while she was incarcerated for using false papers to obtain a job in the United States. The Guatemalan ambassador to the United States came to advocate for the mother at a hearing where both parties in the child custody case presented their arguments to the Missouri Supreme Court.
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.
The holidays can be a confusing time for children of divorce and a scheduling headache for parents, especially those who are new to divorce. Co-parenting can help those who are spending the holidays apart for the first time this year. A child custody order may set out the exact times that each parent is to have the children over the holidays, but the specific details may be hard to navigate this season.
Parental abduction has become a prevalent problem for families across the nation and a major concern for family law advocates. International parental abduction has been a significant focus of many discussions and the Hague Convention was created to assist in locating and returning children illegally removed from their country of residence. Tracing a child amongst the United States can be as complicated as tracing them internationally, so when any information about the child's whereabouts is extremely important in child custody cases involving abduction.
A mother or father's parental rights may be terminated by a court of law for neglect, abuse or abandonment of their child. Termination of parental rights requires sufficient due process. One state Supreme Court is set to decide whether or not a court has the power to terminate the parental rights of an illegal immigrant under the basis that imprisonment constitutes abandonment.
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller's relationship has come to an end as they both filed separate petitions for the dissolution of their marriage. Both Sheen and Mueller cited the same day as their date of separation and that they had irreconcilable differences. Beyond those two similarities, the documents for the high-asset divorce requested nearly opposite results.