Two parents are fighting over three children across thousands of miles. Although the U.S. government has stepped in to help a beleaguered mother, some say there is little even the government can do to support her cause. B.G. divorced her husband several years ago and as part of their divorce settlement he was given custody of the children and B.G. had visitation rights. However, the husband, A.A., took the three children and brought them to his native land of Palestine. When he first asked his ex-wife for her signature on their passport applications, it was for the special occasion of his sister's wedding, an event from which the children never returned. Based on the case that she has brought to the legal system, the court has sided with B.G. and has ordered A.A. to return the children to their home state of Kansas.
The father has countered by stating that he did nothing wrong, that he followed the terms of the divorce and child custody arrangement. However, a federal judge didn't agree and charged A.A. with three felony counts of fleeing to avoid prosecution. Are you going through a contentious child custody matter? If so,
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