Posted on Jan 1st, 2016 by Nissenbaum Hickey

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Defense arguments in Hague kidnapping cases

            Posted on Jan 3,2016

Q I’m not worried about my being able to prove that my wife wrongfully removed our three children from our home in Bonneval-sur-arc, France to Massachusetts.

But I’d like to know what defenses she can raise to avoid an order that the children must be returned home.

A.C., Bonneval-sur-arc, France.

A  In order to prevent the return of your children to France, your wife needs to prove one of the following seven defenses permitted under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. .....