My child's father is not a US Citizen and has always threatened to kidnap our child. The judge in our custody case granted my request to officially declare our daughter a US Citizen in case her father follows thru and it becomes a Hague Convention issue (she qualifies or already has dual nationality), but the judge also told me to sign for a passport so my daughter can take a vacation out of the country with the same person who threatened to kidnap her. Is the judge being overly confident in his ruling? Am I right to be nervous about the passport? I don't want to risk the lose of my daughter just because a ruling was made. Also, her father told me that because of her dual citizenship, she doesn't need a us passport and he could take her away without me knowing. True or scare tactic?
I would probably request dad be required to post a bond before leaving the country with the child, to cover the litigation costs if he does take off with her. For further information, visit http://www.ellifritzlaw.com
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