Lakeland man claims ex-wife abducted son in Brazil
The Ledger (subscription required): Andrew Zashin, adjunct professor of law, weighed in on the case of an international family dispute surrounding the case of a Florida father who filed a challenge when his ex-wife took their son to Brazil after filing for divorce. “The Hague Convention itself is not about custody, it’s about jurisdiction,” Zashin said. “It’s about forum selection—which country gets to decide the custody of a child or children. And by not having filed the Hague petition (sooner), he surrendered the jurisdictional argument to the courts of Brazil.”
This article originally appeared as a post on the daily by Case Western Reserve University.