I think that you should be less concerned with defamation of character (people can say anything in the context of a legal proceeding and it's privileged) and more concerned about the hearing in New York. You need to hire a New York attorney in order to help you address the service of process issue. You can call Paul Siepmann if you would like to hire a New York attorney. His phone number is 631-948-0362. Tell him that Bill Rosenfelt sent you. Good luck.
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Where is the Child? That is the key question.
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