OLG Celle on child abduction
Eight years have now returned to the U.S.
The daughter of a German-American citizen and a U.S. American to be immediately returned to the United States. This was decided by the 18. Civil court for family matters of the OLG Celle. The mother was not entitled, to keep the child against the wishes of the custodial parent in common with the father in Germany.
The method according to the Hague Child Abduction Convention (HCA) Competent Family Court Division of the land (Court of Appeals) has arranged for the immediate repatriation. The cross-border, inter alia, the child abduction between the U.S. and Germany to any applicable international convention is a speedy end to cross-border child abduction. It provides, that the court shall order the return of the child, if the child is in violation of the custody of a parent is wrongfully retained in a state. This was the court considers the case (The. 18 UF 171/11).
Bis the summer 2010 the family had lived together in the U.S.. After a vacation of mother and daughter refused the mother, return with the child in the U.S.. Although they undertook as part of the father in Germany then initiated legal proceedings, the child by the beginning of the year 2012 return to the U.S.. To return it but was not.
In particular, the mother could not argue, that the daughter had within the nearly two-year stay in Germany, accustomed to the environment. The interruption of the current situation is the typical consequence of the abducting parent unilaterally and illegally induced position, so the Court of Appeals. Then could not invoke the abducting, because they would be caused solely by his actions. The separation of the mother was not speaking against a return argument. She was free, also return to the U.S..
The spokesman says the OLG idol Wettich: “Child abductions in the ratio of Western constitutional states may not endure, because they ultimately represent a form of vigilantism.”
Those: WTO / LTO-Redaktion