At the end of last year we brought you the difficult story of a Georgia-based father whose daughter was taken from him when a court granted the child's mother, a foreign national, custody of the daughter. Within hours of the ruling, the mother was on a plane with the daughter, flying out of the country and arriving in Scotland.
As dating and marriage across countries becomes easier thanks to technology, the rate of couples with marriages involving dual citizenship is increasing.
Former Atlanta Braves superstar Andruw Jones was recently served divorce papers from his wife of 10 years. The 35-year-old outfielder may not have been all that surprised by the divorce filing, as he was arrested Christmas morning at his Duluth, Georgia, home on charges of domestic violence against his wife, Nicole Jones.
International child custody disputes can become a tangled legal mess in a hurry. That appears to be the case in a recent custody case between an Army sergeant based at Ft. Stewart, Georgia, and the mother of his 5-year-old daughter.
What must have been the most frightening month in one Georgia mother's life is now over. The mother lost all four of her children after their father allegedly kidnapped them and took them to Mexico to stay with their maternal grandmother. While the children are back home and the father is on the run, this was very close to becoming an international child custody dispute.