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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Int'l Custody Battle

From CBS Chicago:

A 5-year-old Orland Park boy at the center of an international custody battle was sent to Ireland on Tuesday to live with his father, even though he was born in the U.S. and has lived most of his life here.

Jack Redmond was born in south suburban Blue Island, and has spent all but a few months of his life in the United States. His mother, Mary Redmond, says the Chicago area is all the boy has ever known. His school, his doctor, his dentist, his friends — they’re all here.

Custody battles are messy, this one moreso because Jack’s parents were never married.

A United States federal judge has ordered that Mary Redmond abide by an Irish judge’s ruling and return to Ireland to live and share custody of the boy with his father, Derek Redmond. (Though they have the same last name, they were never married.)

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Under the Hague Convention, there are rules that must be followed during international Custody Battles. International Custody Battles generally speaking, can become VERY messy for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Divorce Forms | Jul 21, 2012 1:56:46 PM

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