When Joan called us in December she was back in the USA for the holidays. She did not want to return to Argentina to her husband who was abusive.
She knew about the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction and needed an attorney. We connected her to one of our pro bono attorneys for a consultation.
The attorney echoed Joan's fear that her abusive husband would file a Hague Petition against her for wrongful retention as he had given her permission to take Lissa and Alix to the USA for two weeks only.
Joan let the attorney know that her husband's overseas assignment with a US company was going to end in March 2019. That was very helpful in putting together a plan to not have to return the children to Argentina.
Joan's abusive husband did file a Hague petition but he was not successful in forcing Joan to return the children. Joan has filed for custody of the children in the USA.
Because of donors like you, Joah, Lissa and Alix are living a life free of abuse back home in the USA. Thank you so much!
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