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Custody wrongfully taken away from a mother
Time: 7:27:39 AM
Remote Name: 126.96.36.199
We married in America and our child was born there. after 3 years, we moved to Holland for a two year work contract. During the second year my husband filed for preliminary arrangements. The Dutch court decided to take away custody from me as a mother and gave sole custody to the father of our 5 year old son. I have been the primary caregiver for our child and spent almost every hour of his out of school time with him for 5 years. I am devastated about the effect of this forced separation on the well-being of my son. Court did not have anything against me being a good mother, but gave sole custody to father because of strong parental conflicts and because I asked the court to allow me to relocate to the country of family origin with the child, offering the father to follow us for better parenting plan. I AM SERIOUSLY CONCERNED THAT THE COURT DID NOT TAKE CHILD'S BEST INTEREST IN CONCIDERATION allowing me to see my son only for weekends. By Dutch law, neither parent can take child out of country during divorce procedures, so I feel strong injustice was done to my child by breaking the strong mother - child bond. What is your opinion on the effect on a child being taken away from a primary caregiver? (Last changed: February 26, 2006)
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Re: Custody wrongfully taken away from a mother
Time: 9:40:25 AM
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
Since you were married in America, I would check with an American family law attorney really quick regarding the divorce and custody arrangements! See if you have better chances here. The American family law court system is like "Las Vegas" too, you never know how the judge slept and what his preferences are. But at least in your case it would be worth to check into it. Good luck, Andrea (Last changed: February 26, 2006 )
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