Rita had been living in Ecuador with her daughter Chloe and her husband as American expatriates for two years when she contacted us. Her husband's job took them to Ecuador for a two year contract.
Rita's husband's abuse went from verbal insults to multiple incidents of physical abuse over the two years they had been in Ecuador. Rita was trying to wait out the two years until her husband's contract was up because of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.
But her husband renewed the contract for two more years without telling her.
We provided Rita with a free consultation with an international family law attorney and asked Rita to get a hold of a copy of her husband's contract. After reading the contract, the attorney was confident Rita would be able to defend a Hague petition.
We safety planned and were able to get Rita and Chloe back home last month because of donations like yours! Thank you so much! The AODVC Team
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