Japanese International Child Custody Case Almost Resolved


We posted last month about the largely overlooked problem regarding the lack of enforcement and cooperation in Japan with child custody orders.  These orders are largely ignored in Japan and at the time of that writing there were 321 cases of child custody abductions.  While nothing has yet been completely finalized, that number could be reduced by one before Christmas Day as a court in Wisconsin has helped to oversee a case that would return a child to the United States after her mother abducted her and hid in Japan.


According to several reports, this international child custody case has been brewing for at least three years.  A man and his wife had a child and got a divorce, and the father was given custody of the child.  However, the mother fled to Japan with the little girl and has hidden there since that time.  As is the tradition in Japan, the government there provided no help to have the girl returned to the United States despite the fact that the father even won custody in Japanese courts.

However, the mother made a mistake in April by traveling to Hawaii in an attempt to renew her United States permanent resident status.  When she did so, she was arrested and has since been extradited to Wisconsin, where she was in violation of the child custody order and faced kidnapping charges.  She could face a reduced sentence if the child is returned to her father by Christmas Day.

San Diego Child Custody Lawyers

Clearly, few if any challenges that parents face are more difficult than fighting for the custody of a child, particularly if that child is kidnapped and hidden in a different country.  However, people in this position who simply keep fighting can and sometimes do find their way to exhilarating success if they secure the proper help.

If you face any type of potential issue with regards to your child or children, you need to seek the help of San Diego child custody lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.

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