I have full legal and physical custody of my daughter, and have since 2011. My ex-husband went 4 years without exercising her parental rights, and recently came back into her life after lieing to both the police and DCF (allegations found to be unsupported). I was told by DCF to file for a modification in the court, and I did. Now it's opened a can of worms, so to speak. He has 3 separate visits in the supervised visitation center. Now his lawyer is pushing for unsupervised visit in another state: Florida where he currently resides. In 2010 and several times he threatened to take our daughter to Brazil and never bring her back. He is a Brazilian citizen, having dual citizenship in both Brazil and US. Because she was born to a naturalized Brazilian citizen, I was told that she also is a Brazilian citizen. How does interstate parenting rules work? If I allow her to go to Florida, would there be a possibility he doesn't return her, and Florida would not hold to a ruling from Massachusetts? What about his threat to bring her to Brazil and never return her?
Any answer you get in this forum will be completely inadequate in addressing the very serious concerns you have and the serious consequences misshandling the situation.You should speak directly to an attorney familiar with family law and international treaties
This is not legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. You should speak to an attorney for further information.
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